CASA

CASA

By Floyd Miller

 

 

 

Lori Bunton with the Regional Victim Crisis Center was speaking about CASA. CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocates: volunteers who are assigned by a Judge to help the Court determine the best interests of children involved in child welfare proceedings.Volunteers typically work with only one or two families at a time. They devote the time and energy necessary to assist the Family Court and the child welfare system in making the best possible permanent plan for the child. Prior to their assignment, CASA volunteers are extensively screened and trained. These responsible and committed adults are supervised by CASA staff throughout their assignment. They are a strong voice for children in Court, speaking up for the needs of the children.For more information call 325-677-7895.