CASA seeks volunteers, advocates

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CUMMING, Ga. – Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is looking for volunteers to help advocate for abused and neglected children in Forsyth County.

Volunteers speak for and work to find the best situation for Forsyth’s most precious citizens. They must be able to handle new environments, voice their opinion and work independently.

CASA is holding an informational meeting from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 19. A second informational meeting will be held July 17 for those unable to attend the first meeting.

Volunteers must complete a criminal background check, 30 hours combined in class and online curriculum, 10 hours of courtroom training, make an 18-month commitment to a child’s case once appointed and maintain 10 hours of continuing education credits after starting CASA work.

For more information, email Lori Pupp at lcpupp@forsythco.com or call 770-886-2800 ext. 8488.

FH 06-18-14