CASA volunteers support and advocate for more than 200 children of Cochise County. File photo
Cochise County court invites volunteers who are willing to bring a change to the life of neglected children to participate in a two-day training program in Sierra Vista on April 20-21.
The volunteers will be employed as Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) to support and advocate for more than 200 children of Cochise County who have been removed from their homes due to negligence or abuse. The children are in foster care or institutions as they await court proceedings.
Generally, a Cochise County Superior Court judge appoints volunteers to help those neglected children. They are encouraged to build healthy relationships with the children and simultaneously supervise them on behalf of the judge. The volunteers perform their duties until the children are either sent back to their parents, are adopted by another family, or turn 18.
The two-day workshop, powered by the CASA Advocacy Academy, will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Sierra Vista Police Department. Topics such as child safety, childhood trauma, etc. will be discussed alongside CASA casework and court reports.
Interested individuals who would like to join in this program can visit here for more details.