Training to start for CASAvolunteers |

Training to start for CASAvolunteers

Provided to the Tribune

There are many children in South Lake Tahoe who have been helped because they have had the powerful voice of a Court Appointed Special Advocate. CASA volunteers speak for the best interest of the children while they are part of the court process, usually through no fault of their own.

Many children are abused or neglected, removed from their home and place in foster care. Others, especially teens, may be part of the juvenile delinquency court system and desperately need a consistent advocate who will help them as they work to get back on track with their young lives. In both of these areas, CASA volunteers are making a big difference as they help these children. You can make a difference by becoming a CASA volunteer.

CASA South Lake Tahoe will conduct a summer training class for new volunteers beginning July 10. The classes will be from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on five consecutive Tuesdays, ending Aug. 7. The training is fun and informative.

For more information and to sign up for the class, call Wendy David or Sonja Miller at the CASA office, (530) 573-3072.

Every child in the community deserves to be safe and cared for. CASA volunteers truly make a difference in children’s lives. You can make that difference by becoming a CASA volunteer.