Friday, May 25, 2018
The honorable Judge James Reynolds swore in 17 new CASA volunteers — court-appointed special advocates for abused and neglected children — on May 3.
As officers of the court, they ensure that the children’s needs are recognized and best interests are considered both in the courtroom and in the community.
CASA volunteers are asked to meet with the child regularly and are authorized to interview people in the child’s life, such as social workers, attorneys and teachers. They attend court hearings with the child and report their findings to the judge.
There are no prerequisites for becoming a CASA volunteer other than being at least 21 years of age, clearing an extensive background screening and successfully completing 30 hours of training.
Anyone interested in learning more about becoming a CASA volunteer and the rewards that come along with serving as the voice of a child, please contact 406-457-0797.
Helena Independent Record
Community Briefs, May 25, 2018
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