Mineral Wells Index, Mineral Wells, TX

June 13, 2013

District Judge welcomes new CASA volunteers

Mineral Wells Index

— Staff reports

29th Judicial District Judge Mike Moore recently led the swearing in ceremony for three new advocates who will report to him in future cases involving abused children.

The volunteers completed 30 hours of training in addition to courtroom observations before joining Court Appointed Special Advocates of Palo Pinto and Parker Counties.

CASA volunteers serve as a judge’s eyes and ears outside of the courtroom during trials involving children removed from their home due to abuse or neglect.

The organization has been able to recruit and train advocates at an accelerated pace since a grant from the Meadows Foundation facilitated the addition of a new position.

Recruiter-Trainer Trisha Duke recently expressed her pleasure in working with the non-profit organization.

“We have outstanding volunteers in our CASA program,” she said, adding she is “thrilled with the quality of advocates that I have had the opportunity to train in these past few months.”

For more information about CASA or the next opportunity to attend training classes, contact Duke at trishaduke@casaofparkercounty.com or by phone at (817) 599-6224.