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Training will begin mid-September for becoming a volunteer advocate for abused-neglected children.
Persons with interest in becoming a volunteer advocate for abused and/or neglected children are invited to the Palo Pinto County CASA program’s training set to begin in mid-September.
CASA is an acronym for Court-Appointed Special Advocates. A CASA volunteer is appointed by the judge to watch over and speak up for abused and neglected children and to make sure they do not get lost in the legal and social service systems or languish in the foster care system. A CASA volunteer is appointed to a child or children in the case until the child is placed in a safe, permanent home and the case is closed.
Typically, the CASA volunteer spends an average of 15 to 20 hours a month on their case.
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