CASA seeks more vol­un­teers

The Oklahoman - - NEWS -

Court Ap­pointed Spe­cial Ad­vo­cates of Ok­la­homa County has launched a Jan­uary re­cruit­ment cam­paign to en­cour­age Ok­la­homa County res­i­dents to be­come vol­un­teer ad­vo­cates for chil­dren in foster care. The goal is 15 new ad­vo­cates by the end of the month.

CASA of Ok­la­homa County will host an open house from 6 to 7 p.m. Jan. 29 at 5905 N Classen Court, #302. Mem­bers of the com­mu­nity can meet and hear from staff, cur­rent vol­un­teers and Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor Jen­nie Hill. Staff will an­swer ques­tions and give a brief tour of the CASA of­fices, the Ju­ve­nile Cen­ter and a court­room.

CASA works with the court sys­tem to pro­vide trained vol­un­teer ad­vo­cates to speak for the best in­ter­ests of chil­dren in the foster care sys­tem due to abuse or ne­glect. An ad­vo­cacy su­per­vi­sor coaches the ad­vo­cates in writ­ing court reports, ap­pear­ing in court, and par­tic­i­pat­ing in nec­es­sary meetings and vis­its.

To RSVP for the open house, call 405-713-6602 and ask to speak to Kathy North, di­rec­tor of re­cruit­ment. Ques­tions can be di­rected to North at [email protected] casao­fokco.org.

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