CASA volunteer training starts Aug. 1 |

CASA volunteer training starts Aug. 1

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There are many children in South Lake Tahoe who are in need of a special “voice.” These are children who have been abused or neglected and have had no voice of their own to speak out about their pain and needs.

CASA El Dorado, the South Lake Tahoe office, is offering a CASA training class for those adults interested in becoming Court Appointed Advocates, CASA volunteers, those who can be a “powerful voice in court” for children. The class will begin Aug. 1 and will be offered from 5:30 to 8:20 p.m. each Tuesday for five weeks.

CASA volunteers are appointed by a judge and advocate for a child’s best interest in court. 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, a mentor and a friend. The CASA program in South Lake Tahoe has more children than volunteers. Please consider becoming a CASA volunteer.

Call Wendy David at the CASA office at (530) 572-3072 for more information.

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