CASA program receives a dozen new volunteers

Monday, December 4, 2006
CASA's new volunteers were, from left, Darlene Heberlie, Teresa Johnson, Christine Tourville, Tina Beeler, Pat Edwards, Rita Shaffer, Stephanie Price, Ann Watson, Robert Thornburgh, Connie Unterreiner, David Unterreiner and Larry Bill. (Submitted photo)

New Court Appointed Special Advocates volunteers of Southeast Missouri were sworn in by Judge Scott E. Thomsen recently. The group of 12 brought CASA of Southeast Missouri's current volunteer total to 48.

CASA volunteers have completed 30 hours of special training and serve as advocates for abused and neglected children under jurisdiction of the 32nd Judicial Circuit Juvenile Court in Cape Girardeau, Bollinger and Perry counties.

CASA has more than 50,000 volunteers nationwide. There are 500,000 children in foster care nationwide.

To become a CASA volunteer for abused and neglected children, call the local office at 335-1726 or visit www.capecasa.com.

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