When it comes to making sure abused and neglected kids get the support they need, Starke County’s Court Appointed Special Advocates program plays a big role. Circuit Court Judge Kim Hall says the program currently has about 40 trained volunteers.
“So if anyone’s out there thinking about possibly stepping up and being a volunteer for children who have been abused or neglected, we need more people to be in that program,” Judge Hall says. “But Starke County, really, for a county of our size, has a tremendous amount of people willing to do this, and the children certainly need their help.”
But Hall points out that CASAs are just one of several groups of people that are part of the process of protecting kids. “When they need help, I can tell you, whether it’s the CASA program, the Department of Child Services, the court system, police officers, and then the legislature that creates the laws, it is all very supportive for children, here in the State of Indiana,” he says.
To learn more about volunteering with Starke County’s CASA program, call 574-772-7200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.