CASA of West Texas is hosting a CASA 101 in Big Spring on Monday, June 17th at noon at the Big SpringArea Chamber of Commerce, located at 215 W. 3rd St. in Big Spring.
A CASA, or Court Appointed Special Advocate, volunteer is an adult, over the age of 21, who volunteers their time and talent to advocate for child abuse victims. When a child is removed from their home because of severe abuse and neglect and placed in foster care, a judge will appoint a CASA volunteer to advocate for that child's best interest. Once appointed to a child's case, a CASA will gather information and become familiar with the child's background. A CASA volunteer visits with the child on a regular basis and develops a relationship with the child; they ensure the child's needs are met while the child is in foster care.
For more information about becoming a CASA volunteer, call Patty Pisklak at 432-683-1114 or visit www.casawtx.org.