The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

April 26, 2013

CASA to begin new training session May 28

Enid News and Eagle

— The Fourth Judicial District Court Appointed Special Advocates program will begin a new training session May 28.

Classes will meet for three hours every Tuesday and Thursday evening through July 2. Classes are held at the Garfield County CARE Campus, 1002 E. Broadway. Adults 21 years old or older who have a desire and the time to help abused or neglected children can call the CASA office, (580) 242-1153 or (877) 242-1153, for an application.

Following an interview and a background investigation, volunteers will be trained in family dynamics, needs of children, cultural issues, juvenile law, interview skills and court procedures. Upon completion of the training, volunteers will be prepared to make recommendations to the court concerning the best interests of a child.