CLARKSBURG, W.Va. – Some volunteers took an oath on Monday defending the rights of Harrison County children.
Judge James Matish swore in four new court appointed special advocates (CASA). The new CASA workers went through extensive legal training and casework studies so they can write reports and represent children in court.
One new CASA member said this judge-appointed position will give her a chance to give back to her community.
“This is something I ran across several months ago and it just seemed to fit,” said CASA volunteer, Micki Jackson. “I’ve been looking for something to do since my children have grown and moved on with their lives, so it just felt like something I could do to help some children in the area. I felt relieved to be through the program, but, also, just excited to get started.”
The four new CASA members can now act as the voice of a child and be another set of eyes and ears for the court.