Lori Cope, the volunteer coordinator for the Court-Appointed Special Advocates of Hunt County, CASA, says Tuesday, July 28 is the deadline to apply for training to become a CASA volunteer.  The volunteers represent foster-care children in court and otherwise maintain a close relationship with the children.


The executive director of the Hunt County United Way, Frances Dalbey, says CASA (Court-Appointed Special Advocates) is seeking new volunteers to represent children in child-custody cases that go to court.  Frances also says the United Way's "Little Libraries" program is expanding, with new locations in Celeste and Greenville.

Hunt County United Way executive director Frances Dalbey says the number of cases in which neglected children are removed from their home is up 33% this year.  Children in these cases are monitored by volunteers for CASA (Court-Appointed Special Advocates), which is a program that receives funding from the United Way.

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COOPER - Clint Hocutt is a licensed baccalaureate social worker (LBSW) case manager for CASA for KIDS of Paris. Hocutt, along with Tina Tina Overman, Co-Coordinator of the Hope House in Cooper and veteran Roger Moore presented to the Delta County Lions Club on Friday, May 18.

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

Apr 27, 2012

Every day, thousands of CASA volunteers are working hard to change the lives of children in foster care.