Over a dozen new volunteers are opening up their hearts to help children who've been abused and neglected.
17 Court-Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) volunteers were sworn in on Feb. 12. They include a retired teacher, a police officer, and a principal.
The volunteers will serve as a voice for young children whose parents are working through addiction and other issues.
"We need to give these children a voice. We need to hear them. We need to let other people hear them," said CASA volunteer Cheryl Hartfield. "If we give them a voice, we give them hope, and we give them hope for their future."
There are currently over 350 volunteers, but more are needed. For more information, click here .