Children dealing with the Jasper county court system have some new support during the process.
Nine volunteers took an oath this morning to help protect children as court appointed special advocates, or CASA, volunteers. They’ll partner with young victims of abuse or neglect to help ensure the child’s best interests are served by court proceedings.
“Talking to people, getting to know what’s going on. And then as the case progresses, it just depends, I think on average about 10 hours a month is what a CASA volunteer spends but that can vary widely,” says Debi Koelkebeck, CASA organizer.
CASA is continuing to accept applications for new volunteers, ideally signing up enough to help the 400 children involved in the Jasper county court system.