New CASA training planned

CASA of Seneca, Sandusky and Wyandot Counties is to have the organizational meeting for the new class of volunteers at 5 p.m. Sept. 12 in the main office, 21 Court St. in Tiffin.

More Appointed Special Advocate volunteers are needed to represent “at-risk” children who are victims of abuse and neglect.

CASA volunteers come from all walks of life with a variety of professional, educational and ethnic backgrounds. Volunteers can be male or female.

CASA volunteers are taught effective advocacy techniques for children and are educated about specific topics ranging from child sexual abuse to early childhood development and adolescent behavior.

They research the child’s circumstances in the case and report this information to the court. Their work helps to support the court’s decision concerning the child’s future.

CASA volunteers focus their recommendations to ensure the best interests of the child are being met.

Volunteering as a Court Appointed Special Advocate is important and gratifying work that can change lives.

To request an application or to inquire about this volunteer opportunity call CASA of Seneca, Sandusky and Wyandot Counties in Tiffin (419) 448-1442, Fremont (419) 355-1442, Upper Sandusky (419) 209-1442.