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CASA to host spring training for prospective advocates

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The South Lake Tahoe office of CASA El Dorado will host a spring training class for adults interested in becoming a Court Appointed Special Advocate.

CASA volunteers are appointed by a judge and advocate for a child’s best interest.

Classes will begin April 3 and will be held every Tuesday through May 8 from 9 a.m. to noon. Each person who completes the training will be eligible to become a volunteer advocate for children who have been abused or neglected and haven’t had anyone to speak for their safety and needs. Many of these children have been removed from their homes and are placed in foster care. The CASA volunteer is often the only consistent person in their life during a traumatic time, serving as an advocate, mentor and friend.

The CASA program in South Lake Tahoe serves more than 100 children but has children waiting. The requirements of a volunteer are simple: a heart for children and a few hours of time.

For information, call Amanda Morozumi or Alexis Foley at the CASA office at 530-573-3072 or visit casaeldorado.org.


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