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Swearing In for CASA

Two Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) were sworn in by Judge Michael Collins September 27, 2016. These local citizens and more are looking to make a difference in their community.

They had to first complete a month-long training course led by our county coordinators. They also needed to pass with three references and a background check. Once that all went through, then and only then were they sworn in by a judge.

Doing all of this grants CASA advocates the court-appointed right to investigate on behalf of the children they serve. This provides a unique voice whose sole purpose is to look out for the child's needs. Lawyers already look out for their other family members, which is a fine service but also one that can sometimes miss the special attention a child requires. CASA prevents those children from slipping through the cracks and getting lost in the system, so we are grateful for every new advocate that helps us find safe permanent homes for these kids. Thank you!

Pictured left to right: Carly Chandler, Judge Michael Collins, Vickie Nesbitt