The Clatsop Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Program has announced that on Dec. 14 four new volunteers joined CASA to help serve abused and neglected children in Clatsop County.
Judge Dawn McIntosh conducted the ceremony to swear in Joyce Balint, Buzz Johnson, Carrie Nunnally and Stacey Womack, who have undergone more than 30 hours of training in order to be able to effectively advocate for maltreated children.
CASA volunteers speak solely for a child’s best interest throughout a child’s time in the child welfare system. Having a court directive and statutory power to learn as much as possible about a child, they make informed recommendations to the court and advocate for services for children. CASA volunteers work to achieve a safe, permanent and loving home for each child, as soon as possible.
The Clatsop CASA Program conducts trainings for new CASAs twice a year. The next training starts April 4. Those who are interested in getting on the training list, or finding out about how to advocate for children in need, can call Ann Lederer or Kesha Womble at 503-338-6063, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or go to clatsop-casa.org
Clatsop CASA adds new advocates for children