The Clatsop CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) Program seeks adults interested in working with children in the juvenile court system because of neglect or abuse. Spring training for CASA volunteers will begin in early May.

Screenings for applicants include a criminal background check, four references and an interview. The free volunteer training takes place over 40 hours on evenings and weekends. Those who successfully complete the training are sworn in by the juvenile court judge to bring information and recommendations to court regarding their assigned children.

Serving as a volunteer may take an average of two to four hours a week and involves getting to know a child and appearing on their behalf in court. Volunteers are asked to make a commitment of two years to the program.

Applications are available from program director Lovenia Warren by calling 338-6063.


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