Jasper County CASA Swears in New Advocates

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Kids in state foster programs see a myriad of court dates. While all courts are focused on the best interest of the child, without the help of a volunteer advocate, the child may never be consulted on what his or her best interest may be. Jasper County CASA has trained a new class of volunteers so that more community members are committed to advocating for children in foster care.

Jasper County CASA will be swearing in their new class of volunteers on February 23. They have completed the 30-hour curriculum and will become official Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA). After volunteers are sworn in, they receive a case and begin advocating for a child or sibling group in foster care in Jasper County. By swearing-in these new volunteers, Jasper County CASA will be able to serve more children and offer them a better chance at permanency.

CASA Volunteers are community members who choose to advocate for abused and neglected children and help them in their journey through foster care. If you are interested in becoming a Court Appointed Special Advocate but want to know more, please visit jascocasa.org/events to sign up for a 30-minute info session where we talk about our organization and answer any questions you may have.

Jasper County CASA is a nonprofit organization that provides trained volunteers who advocate for the best interest of abused and neglected children. There is a child in need waiting for you. Volunteer as a child advocate or donate today. For more ways that you can help, visit jascocasa.org or email us at kenedie@jascocasa.org

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