CASA volunteers give children adult voices |

CASA volunteers give children adult voices


There are many children in South Lake Tahoe that are in need of a special “voice.” These children have been abused or neglected and have had no voice of their own to speak out about their pain and their needs. Court Appointed Special Advocates El Dorado at South Lake Tahoe is offering a fall training class for adults interested in becoming CASA volunteers and becoming a powerful voice in court for children.

The class will begin Sept. 23 and will be offered from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. each Monday and Wednesday for six weeks. Each person completing the training is then eligible to become a CASA.

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, as an advocate, a mentor and a friend. CASA volunteers are truly making a difference in the lives of children.

The CASA program in South Lake Tahoe needs help. There are more children in need of a CASA than volunteers. People who have the special skills and experience that are needed, who have a heart for children and a few hours of time, can make a lifetime of difference for a child.

For more information about becoming a CASA volunteer call the CASA office at (530) 573-3072.

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