Child advocacy program celebrates volunteers

County Court Appointed Special Advocate honored 145 volunteers

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Shumway — The Clark County Court Appointed Special Advocate Program honored 145 volunteers who work with children in foster care on June 1.

Volunteers conduct independent investigations and report their findings to the court with recommendations for what is in the best interest of the child.

Volunteers advocate for approximately 350 children assigned to the program, with staff covering an additional 300 children.

“I don’t think we could function without CASA being there, and there is no question that what you give back into the community is far more than what we give,” Clark County Superior Court Commissioner Carin Schienberg said in a release from the program.

This year, the program is celebrating its 35th anniversary in Clark County. The program continuously recruits new volunteers, and offers training four times a year. The next training cycle begins July 5.

To learn more or to apply, visit www.ywcaclarkcounty.org/casa or call 360-906-9142 to speak with a volunteer coordinator.