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December 14th, 2009
New CASA volunteers sworn in

11CasaNew Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) volunteers, left to right: Brenda Collins of Comal County, Tillie Branch-Luke of Guadalupe County, Suzette Molina of Hays County, Ray Spencer of Caldwell County, Donna Toomey of Caldwell County, Randall Evola of Comal County, CASA of Central Texas Founder Dr. Tim Owens, Paul Julio of Hays County, Judge Karin Bonicoro Cory Jeter of Caldwell County, Denise DeLos Santos of Comal County, LaVonia Horne-Williams of Hays County, Mary Mallet of Hays County, Brandy Brock of Hays County, Carol Entringer of Comal County, Natalie Garcia of Comal County Jan Kotylo of Comal County and Arnie Williams of Hays County.

STAFF REPORT

The latest Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) volunteers were sworn sworn in by Judge Karin Bonicoro after they completed their specialized training.

The volunteers will be assigned to children who have been removed from abusive homes and placed in the court system.

As advocates, the volunteers will get to know everyone in their assigned child’s life and speak up for the children in court, advocating for the child’s best interest.

CASA of Central Texas advocates for abused and neglected chilldren who have become a part of the court system. CASA recruits, trains and supports volunteers from the communities in Caldwell, Comal, Guadalupe and Hays Counties.

Another CASA training is starting soon. Anyone wishing to volunteer may contact Training Coordinator Debbie Haynes at (512) 392-3578 or go to www.casacentex.org. for more information.

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