Hill Country CASA seeking volunteers
There are currently over 200 children from our area who are in the custody of Child Protective Services because of abuse or neglect in their family homes. Hill Country CASA is now recruiting community volunteers to work with local courts as advocates for these children.
New CASA volunteer training will begin on Tuesday, Oct. 1, and will run three days a week for two weeks. New CASA advocates will be ready to serve the courts by the middle of October. Registration and a pre-training interview are necessary. To inquire about Hill Country CASA's program or to register for the upcoming volunteer training sessions call 896-2272, e-mail email@example.com or stop by the CASA office at 309 Earl Garrett Street in Kerrville.
Hill Country CASA's 100 community volunteers serve children from Kerr, Bandera, Gillespie and Kendall counties. Potential CASA volunteers do not need a legal background but must complete scheduled training sessions and submit to criminal and CPS background checks before being sworn in by the judiciary as Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA).
Hill Country CASA is a member on good standing of both Texas CASA and the National CASA Association. The local office has been operating as a community supported nonprofit organization since 1989. Local volunteers who participate in the CASA program contribute thousands of hours each year to the service of area children.