Category Archives: General

  1. Board Member Spotlight

    Stacey Roberson is the Senior Director of Global Benefits for Eli Lilly and Company. In this role, Stacey is accountable for the design and delivery of global employee benefits and services that enable Lilly’s value proposition. Stacey has held various roles during her twenty-year tenure with Lilly. She began her career at Lilly in the finance…

  2. Meet CASA Volunteer, Danyette Smith

    I became a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) volunteer in August of 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. I first became a CASA volunteer because I have a passion for kids. So many children are suffering abuse and neglect in our city and need someone to speak up for them.  Helping be that voice for them is…

  3. Board Member Spotlight

      Jenny Frasier joined the board in 2017. Jenny is of counsel in the business group at Ice Miller, LLP. She focuses her practice on advising businesses as outside general counsel, commercial agreements, corporate transactions, and mergers and acquisitions.  Jenny completed her J.D. at Indiana University Maurer School of Law, and her undergraduate degree at IU-Bloomington. Jenny…

  4. Undoing Racism Speakers Series Ft. Dan Wakefield

    Child Advocates has invited a series of speakers from to talk about race, racism and its impact on the community. This is the first of that series. The series is an opportunity for people of all races to better understand each other and teach our future generations that we can be part of the solution….

  5. Our Kids. Our Cases. Meet Jacob.

    Growing up, Jacob experienced physical and emotional abuse. After being removed from his home, he switched living arrangements and schools multiple times. He had very little support as he tried to navigate and adapt to each new living situation. Much of the time he felt alone and apathetic—especially about school. Jacob’s grades began slipping. He…

  6. Child Advocates Community Forums

    Throughout 2018 Child Advocates will partner with various Indianapolis Public Libraries to host Community Forums. These community forums serve to raise awareness on how drugs and violence are impacting Indy’s children. Join us for one of our many community forums and how you can help. No RSVP necessary. We hope to see you there! January…

  7. Our Kids. Our Cases. Meet Sarah.

    It was about a year ago. Sarah, then 10, was at home with her mother, Rachel, when she took a terrible fall, hitting her head and gashing her eyebrow. Stunned but aware she was injured, she walked to a neighbor’s house and tapped on the door.   “I’m hurt,” she said. “My mom can’t help.”…

  8. A Holiday Story Worth Sharing

    I want to thank you for your support on behalf of our mission and agency in 2017. Your dedication to children in Indianapolis has touched many lives, one of which I was fortunate enough to encounter. Last week, I was in one of my favorite restaurants for breakfast and my usual waitress was so excited…

  9. Our Kids. Our Cases. Ruby & Dylan.

    The following story is true; though names and specific details have been altered in order protect the privacy of our children. Every day in Indianapolis more than 10 children are victims of abuse and neglect. These are their stories. Ruby and Dylan Simpson do a lot of home school activities and outings, but the educational…

  10. Hank, the CASA Volunteer

    Hank greets everyone with a big, welcoming smile and sparkling blue eyes. His presence is comforting, and that is especially important because Hank is a CASA volunteer who speaks on behalf of children living in the foster care system. Children living in foster care have experienced traumatizing abuse or neglect. A comforting, consistent, caring adult,…