Pulaski County’s Court Appointed Special Advocates are hoping to get grant funding to increase awareness of the program. CASAs are trained volunteers who help guide abused and neglected kids through the court system.Continue reading
Discussions about moving Pulaski Circuit Court into the Justice Center are drawing complaints from Judge Michael Shurn. During Monday’s county commissioners meeting, Shurn complained that he hasn’t been included in recent discussions. “I never see it on the docket, but yet I read about it in the newspaper,” he said. “You’re trying to decide what security is, and you’re trying to decide the future of the Circuit Court. You know, I think it would behoove you all to actually involve the Circuit Court in that conversation. I’m sort of shocked that you don’t do that.”
The Court Appointed Special Advocates program in Pulaski County is in need of volunteers to advocate for abused and neglected children in the legal system and to help fill that void, CASA will be holding volunteer training on Thursday, Sept. 19.