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April 22nd, 2010
New CASA vounteers sworn in

042110casaLeft to right: Ralph Townsend of Comal County, Bill Hull of Hays County, Board Member Shane Hines, Jane Jergins of Comal County, District Judge Charles Stephens II, Melinda Rapp of Comal County, Diane Purdy of Comal County, Lynda McNab of Comal County, Tom Purdy of Comal County, Robert McNab of Comal County, Board Member John Davis, Board Member Susie Russell.

STAFF REPORT

Earlier this week, the latest class of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) volunteers was sworn in by Judge Charles Stephens II in Comal County.

The volunteers will be assigned to children who have been placed in the court system after being removed from their homes due to violence or abuse. The advocates get to know the children and speak up for them in court advocating for their interests.

CASA of Central Texas, Inc. advocates for abused and neglected children in the court system by recruiting, training and supporting community volunteers in Caldwell, Comal, Guadalupe and Hays Counties. Another CASA training is starting soon. Interested individuals may contact CASA Training Coordinator Debbie Haynes at (512) 392-3578.

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