, Muskogee, OK

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March 19, 2013

CASA Q&A session set Monday

— The Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program will host a “Question and Answer” hour for persons interested in becoming a volunteer.

The session will provide information about CASA and what steps are necessary to become a CASA volunteer and act as an advocate for an abused or neglected child.

The session will be at 5:15 p.m. Monday at the Bank of Oklahoma, 215 State St., Suite 815.  

The public is invited to drop by and visit with the CASA staff.

CASA volunteers are needed to advocate for abused and neglected children in Muskogee and Wagoner counties.

The next training is scheduled to begin April 29 and run through May 9. The classes will meet on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Muskogee office.

Topics covered in the free 30-hour training include courtroom procedures, social service, the juvenile justice system, and the special needs of abused and neglected children.

Interviewing and information gathering skills are among the subjects covered. Courtroom observation of actual cases in progress is also included in the training.

Through their court appointments, CASA volunteers research the backgrounds of the cases, interview all parties and involved service providers, monitor progress towards the case goals and make recommendations to the courts.

The single purpose of volunteers is to protect and guide the child through the court system to help them find a safe, nurturing and permanent home.

CASA for Children is a non-profit organization. The only prerequisite is that volunteers be 21 years of age. Volunteers from all cultures, professions, ethnic and educational backgrounds are welcome. Information: (918) 686-8199.

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