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CASA graduates 12

Court-Appointed Special Advocates ready to serve foster children who are in the court system

A group of new “CASAs” (Court-Appointed Special Advocates) graduated on May 23. 
They will join CASA of Polk County to advocate for children.

Thomas Christ
A group of new “CASAs” (Court-Appointed Special Advocates) graduated on May 23. They will join CASA of Polk County to advocate for children.



DALLAS — CASA of Polk County has 12 brand new “CASAs” (Court-Appointed Special Advocates) following a May 23 graduation ceremony that marked the end of their training.

CASAs are trained volunteers who work with abused and neglected children who have been removed from their homes.

They are assigned cases and advocate on behalf of children as they move through the court system.

With 12 CASAs joining, the growing program met its goal for the class.

The recruits are: Shannon Baker, Linda Cox, Carla Cudmore, Stephanie Greer, Bonnie Groza, Billie Kay Herrell, Annie Mata, Tammy Noon, Katie Rose, Ruth Schneider, Jake Stai, and Dave Tisler.

CASA’s next orientation class is Aug. 26 from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Polk County Courthouse conference room, 850 Main St.

The class introduces possible CASAs-in-training to the program and what would be expected of them.

The next 10-week training class begins Sept. 16.

For more information or to register for the fall class: email casaofpolk

county@outlook.com, call 503-623-8473, or visit www.casaofpolk.com.



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