CASA seeks volunteers

MOHAVE COUNTY - Every year in Mohave County, hundreds of children are abused and neglected and end up without a home to call their own.

The Court Appointed Special Advocate program of Mohave County, a non-profit organization, trains volunteers to speak for the best interests of the children in court, and to find safe and permanent homes for them.

CASA volunteers also develop and maintain a trusting relationship with an assigned child or children, report to the judge and follow cases throughout the criminal proceedings of their parents or guardians.

Anyone older than 21 can volunteer. Candidates are screened and participate in a two-day training at the Arizona Supreme Court. CASA pays all expenses.

To volunteer, call 753-0795.