Wilson County CASA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is an organization here in Wilson County that provides a great opportunity for the right volunteer. Wilson County CASA is a children’s advocate group. The organization and its volunteers provide a voice for youth who may not have a voice otherwise. It was originally founded in 1977 in Seattle, Washington. It is now nationwide with over 1000 offices across the United States. The Wilson County CASA was started in 1987. CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocates.

The mission of CASA is to provide specially selected and trained community volunteers to speak up for abused and neglected children, on child at a time, so that each child is permitted to grow up in a safe and permanent home.

As a volunteer, you will serve mainly as an independent investigator who represents the best interests of the child. You will be the “eyes and ears” of the court.  Also, you will be required to go through formal orientation training. There are so many children out there who do not have a voice in the court system and what a great opportunity to serve your community and to serve society by helping these children.

You can find more information and sign up to volunteer by going to their website. If you are interested in helping children in our community and becoming a volunteer, then contact CASA at 615-443-2019 or visit their website at http://www.wilsoncountycasa.org/. You can also send an email to volunteer@wilsoncountycasa.org.

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