CASA of the Bluegrass swears in volunteers

Special to The State Journal, Published:

Six new CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) volunteers were sworn in to serve as advocates for abused and neglected children involved in Family Court. These volunteers will focus their advocacy for children in Anderson and Franklin counties.

Bill Scott, Mike Waford, Mary Jacobs, Tammy Disponett, Marti Woodward and Misty Seitz pledged before the court to be a voice for these children and to pursue the best outcome for each child.

Laura Guerrant, executive director of CASA of the Bluegrass said, “We are so very excited to have these new volunteers and I know for a fact that they will be making better outcomes for our community’s children. Our community should be proud to have individuals such as these that want to make a difference in the life of a child.” 

When children are involved in cases of abuse, neglect or dependency, a judge may appoint a CASA. Volunteers meet with and get to know the child.

They gather information from the child’s family, teachers, doctors and any other party that may be involved in the child’s life. Then, they make recommendations to the court based on their investigation and the best interest of the child.

CASA volunteers are everyday people making a difference in the lives of children. Because the need for CASA volunteers is so great, CASA of the Bluegrass will initiate new volunteer training again in the spring. For information about becoming a CASA volunteer call 502-875-0702 or send your inquiry to shirley@casaofthebluegrass.org.

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