Jan 22, 2016 9:40 PM by Linda Watkins-Bennett
Training starts Monday, January 25th and runs through mid February for the Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program, run by the Northern Valley Catholic Social Service.
CASA volunteers are appointed by judges to watch over and advocate for abused and neglected children in the foster care system through no fault of their own. The volunteers make sure they don't get lost in the overburdened legal and social service system, or languish in group or foster homes. Volunteers stay with each case until it is closed, and the child is placed in a safe, permanent home.
For many children, CASA volunteers are the one constant adult presence in their lives.
CASA of Butte and Glenn Counties is one of nearly 1,000 CASA programs nationwide.
For more information call (530) 345-1600 ext. 2130 or visit www.nvcss.org/CASA.