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Judge Connie Aucoin swears in newest CASA volunteers

HAHNVILLE – Four River Region community members were sworn in as Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) by Judge Connie Aucoin from the 29th Judicial District Court.

Shannon Seymour, Desiree Delhommer, Domonique Holland and Beth Bell have completed their training and are beginning a new journey in advocacy for children.

CASAs are everyday citizens recruited from within the community. CASA volunteers receive 30 hours of training preparing them to become a voice for a child. Upon completion of training, a volunteer is sworn in by the Judge and officially achieves status as a CASA. A CASA’s role is an important part of the judicial proceeding, working alongside attorneys and social workers. The contribution a CASA makes in the life of a child will have a lasting impact.

July is the month that recognizes baseball, hotdogs, ice cream, independence, and “Make a Difference to a Child”. There are children waiting for CASAs. Here are a couple of ways to connect with Child Advocacy Services CASA program.

Contact Donna Bliss, Child Advocacy Services CASA Recruiter at dbliss@childadv.net to learn more about becoming a CASA. Visitwww.childadv.net event page and sign up for a virtual CASA information session. The next virtual training starts in August.