Two new groups of community volunteers were recently sworn in as Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) by Judge Megan Seay, Presiding Circuit Judge of the 42nd Judicial Circuit. Mid-Ozark CASA, a local non-profit organization, trains and supervises community volunteers to advocate for the best interests of children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect or abandonment.
The new volunteers are making a commitment to “speak up” for these vulnerable children in court and to ensure they received the resources they need to thrive. Crawford County currently has children waiting for a CASA. Volunteers participate in a training program prior to being sworn in and assigned to a child in the foster care system. If you are interested in learning more about becoming a CASA volunteer contact Mid-Ozark CASA at 573-677-2022. New volunteers shown with Judge Megan Seay are (left) Sean Monroe and Karen Largent and (right) Janet Wiley and Candy Rick.
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