CASA program interviewing new volunteer applicants

2013-08-05T00:00:00Z CASA program interviewing new volunteer applicantsTimes Staff nwitimes.com
August 05, 2013 12:00 am  • 

VALPARAISO | The Court Appointed Special Advocates program will begin the next training session for volunteersĀ Sept. 9.

A CASA is a trained community volunteer who is appointed by the juvenile court to represent the best interests of children who have been abused and neglected.

The six-week volunteer training begins Sept. 9, and is scheduled every Monday and Thursday evening through Oct. 14. Each session begins at 5:30 p.m. and ends at 8:30 p.m. Each training session must be attended by volunteer applicant.

Background checks are necessary to become a CASA volunteer. Anyone interested in becoming a CASA must contact the CASA office by Aug. 30, so that there is time to complete a background check.

The CASA Program is sponsored by the Family & Youth Services Bureau.

For more information, call Patti Wachter at (219) 464-9585.

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