CASA volunteers take oath to protect victims of child abuse

Posted at 5:36 PM, Feb 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-18 20:36:18-05

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.