Clinton County CASA seeks volunteers to advocate for youth

Training to begin March 7 for special advocates

WILMINGTON — Looking for something to do in 2017 to make a difference? The Clinton County CASA (Court-Appointed Special Advocates) program is accepting applications for volunteers interested in serving local children who come to the attention of the Juvenile Court as a result of allegations of abuse or neglect.

CASA volunteers are community volunteers who are appointed by the Clinton County Juvenile Court judge to advocate for a child’s best interest throughout the court process.

Every CASA volunteer must pass a background check and take part in a 30-plus hour pre-service training. After training is completed, the volunteer is sworn in as an officer of the court, and may then be appointed to a case.

Training will begin on March 7.

If you’re interested in more information about serving as a CASA volunteer, please contact Clinton County CASA Director Kim Vandervort at 937-383-1137.

Training to begin March 7 for special advocates