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Recruitment for class starting Aug. 6

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

At CASA, we believe that each and every child deserves a safe and permanent home. To that end, we recruit and train community volunteers to be Court Appointed Special Advocates to do just that -- advocate for abused and neglected homes. We just completed a class of 15 new CASA volunteers. Even with those volunteers taking one or two cases, we still have a waitlist of 30 children for that special person to be a voice for them in court. We are committed to providing a CASA volunteer to each and every child that is in need of one. Each child's case is a little different, but the impact, as you know, one volunteer can have on one child is overwhelming when you stop to think and understand what you are doing for that child.

CASA will begin training a new group of volunteers on August 6. The curriculum is comprised of 30 hours pre-service training, covering topics from the role of the CASA volunteer to laws, report writing to understanding children and families, among other topics. In addition, there will be juvenile courtroom observation.

We know there are caring people out there who may not know about CASA volunteering and/or have been waiting to get involved . . . please do not wait. We need you; the children need you, now. Please reflect on how you as a part of this community can make a significant difference in the lives of children.

You could be the missing piece in a child's life! Powerless children need powerless voices! You could be that person!

Anyone in the community who wants to get involved should contact the Vigo County CASA office at 812-231-5658, e-mail Nikki.Fuhrmeister@VigoCounty.IN.Gov, or visit www.VigoCountyCASA.com.



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