CASA volunteer training under way

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Abused and neglected children need support, and CASA trains volunteers to lend a hand.

CASA — or Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children — has volunteers from all walks of life.

Each volunteer takes a 30-hour training class that prepares them to advocate for children in the court system.

“We are looking for people who care about children and want to make a difference in their lives,” said Peggy Severance, CASA of the Ninth Judicial District program coordinator.

A CASA volunteer advocate investigates, facilitates, advocates and monitors children’s cases which originate in Juvenile Court.  

A volunteer training class started Sept. 28. The class meets on Tuesday and Thursday evenings through Oct. 26.  

Contact Severance at 806-5138 or casa9thjd.loudon@gmail.com for details.