Los Angeles, September 7, 2021 — The Greater Los Angeles Association of Legal Administrators (GLA ALA) is partnering with CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Los Angeles for their 9th annual Justice Jog” event. This years event, kicked off on September 1st with an aim to raise $100,000 for children and families in Los Angeles child welfare and juvenile justice systems. CASA/LA and GLA ALA wanted to emphasize social media interaction and shared experiences, and have prizes set to be awarded for the most beautiful route, the most creative activity to complete the 5k/10k challenge and best outfit.
CASA/LA is a nonprofit organization, which advocates on behalf of children who have experienced abuse and neglect in the child welfare system of Los Angeles County. CASAs deal with a range of challenges that impact the lives of Los Angeles 30,000-plus children in the dependency court system.
Every year it’s incredible to see the enthusiasm for Justice Jog from the community, but this year the virtual creativity is adding a new element to the fun” said CASA/LA CEO Charity Chandler-Cole. Every person taking part is bringing much needed support to Los Angeles most at-risk youth, while also raising awareness for an issue that is often overlooked.”
The “Justice Jog” event is open to individuals, groups and teams and sponsorships are also available. Interested parties can register or get more information here.
Participants will have 25 days (and can sign up anytime in those 25 days until Sep 25th) to complete their challenge (5K or 10K). Each individual vying for placement or prizes will be required to track their activity, be it running or walking outdoors, climbing, swimming, cycling, working out on an elliptical or Peloton, rowing, etc., and submit a screenshot from a tracking app to qualify their time. However, this is only required of competitive participants and not for casual participants.
Every participant receives a Justice Jog Kit with a shirt, cooling towel, snacks and finishers medal. Prizes will be issued for fastest times, most unusual outfit, most unique route/locations, most creative activity and most money raised. There will be high social media interaction from the CASA/LA and GLA ALA teams to encourage interaction and sharing of fun pictures, locations, and more to raise awareness for the cause.
CASA/LA will be hosting 3 pop-up events for anyone who would like to complete their 5k/10k in person. Attendees can also register for the challenge and get a Justice Jog kit onsite:
September 11 LA State Historic Park
September 18 Griffith Park
Ocean Park (Santa Monica)
Suggested Tweet: How creative can YOU be while helping children? @CASAofLA’s virtual Justice Jog 5k/10k” event benefiting foster children in Los Angeles wants to see! Fun prizes for the craziest activity & beautiful routes. Register as individuals or teams: https://app.mobilecause.com/vf/JusticeJog #JusticeJog
WHAT: Virtual Justice Jog K/10K Fundraiser
WHERE: Your home, your park, your trail or your backyard!
WHEN: Kickoff is Sept 1st, 2021 with 25 days to complete
Hashtags: #JusticeJog #CASAofLA
CASA of Los Angeles (www.casala.org) is a community-supported 501(c)3 non-profit organization of dedicated staff and volunteers who organizes the community to act and advocate for children and families in LA County’s overburdened child welfare and juvenile justice systems. Through an intentional, restorative and culturally responsive lens, CASA/LA organizes, trains and supports committed, consistent and caring adults who take action by providing strengths-based advocacy, equitable access to resources and life-affirming connections. CASA/LA strengthens our community, ensuring that children and families have what they need to thrive. The children served by CASA/LA come from historically underserved populations that have experienced the extraordinary consequences of racial disparities and structural inequality that lead to poverty, neglect and abuse. CASA volunteers, or Court Appointed Special Advocates, work with a child in foster care to form a trusting relationship, giving that child a stable adult or someone who cares who can advocate for their best interest. CASA volunteers help children in important ways such as comforting them through emotional trauma and transition, arranging for needed healthcare, social services or enrichment activities, talking with teachers to ensure educational services are in place and reporting to the children’s court and judges by attending court hearings and advocating for the childs welfare. CASA/LA is among the largest of regional programs in a national and state-wide volunteer network serving children in foster care. Studies have shown that children with CASA volunteers receive more assistance and support than children without, and are more likely to be adopted or returned to their families and less likely to reenter the child welfare system. For more information, please visit the CASA of Los Angeles website: https://www.casala.org.
About the Greater Los Angeles Association of Legal Administrators –
GLA ALA is the Greater Los Angeles Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators (ALA), a Chapter of the largest international association providing support, high-quality education and services to professionals involved in the management of law firms, corporate legal departments and government legal agencies. GLA ALA, with over 350 members across Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara and Riverside Counties represents legal managers who are leaders and industry experts on legal management issues such as finance, marketing, human resources, systems and technology, facilities and practice management. For more information, please visit www.glaala.org