Volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) will gather at the Indiana State House on Monday to show support for the program and raise awareness of the needs of abused and neglected children.
CASA volunteers shepherd them through the court system and advocate for their best interests. Statewide CASA ranks include nearly 3,500 volunteers from 78 counties advocating on behalf of 23,500 youngsters. State officials say more than 5,000 children are still waiting for a CASA.
The 300 volunteers expected to attend Monday’s CASA Day at the State House will hear from Gov. Pence, Indiana Chief Justice Loretta Rush and a former foster youth from Monroe County.