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Pulaski County CASA Swears in New Volunteers

Written by: Maggie Fritzen Posted on: March 11, 2015 Blog: In the Community


Pulaski County CASA Program Adds Four New Volunteers

Pulaski County CASA is pleased to announce its volunteer graduating class of 2015. On March 2, 2015 Pulaski County Circuit Court Judge Michael A. Shurn swore in four new Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteers. These CASA volunteers will represent the best interest of abused and neglected children in Pulaski County. The new volunteers finished an intensive four-week training session to better understand child abuse and neglect, the court process, report writing and the impact of substance abuse on children and families.

CASA volunteers are appointed by judges to advocate for abused and neglected children, to make sure they don't get lost in the overburdened legal and social service system or languish in an inappropriate group/foster home. Volunteers remain with the child's case until it is closed and the child is placed in a safe, permanent home. For many abused children, their CASA volunteer will be the one constant adult presence – the one adult who cares only for them.

Please contact Sara Kroft, Program Director at the Pulaski County CASA Program at 574-225-2227 or e-mail for more information.

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New CASA's from left to right

Judge Michael A. Shurn, Volunteers Hal Cohn, LuAnn Cohn, Cheryl Widner, and Pat Tiede

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