CASA still looking for more volunteers to speak on behalf of abused and neglected children
LAS VEGAS (KSNV News3LV) —
A new group of volunteers took an oath to speak on behalf of abused and neglected kids. 24 new CASA volunteers were sworn in, Monday afternoon.
The volunteers will serve as the voice of young children dealing with family issues.
"When you give abused and neglected kids a CASA, you give them a voice. When you give them a voice, you give them hope. When you give them hope, you give them a future," said Family Court Judge Frank Sullivan, who will administer the oath to the CASA volunteers. "I invite members of our community to become a CASA volunteer to gain the rewarding experience of giving a child a future."
There is a big need for CASA volunteers in Clark County to speak up for the approximately 3,200 children in the community, who are receiving services under the supervision of Family Court.
Those who want to help abused and neglected children are invited to one of the upcoming CASA orientations, which are held the third Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. at the Government Center, 500 S. Grand Central Pkwy. More information is available about the program at 702-455-4306, visit www.casalasvegas.org or Facebook at www.facebook.com/#!/CASALasVegas.
The next CASA orientation will be held on Aug. 16 at 6 p.m. at the Government Center, 500 S. Grand Central Pkwy.