Smith recognizes national child advocate organization at the Statehouse

Posted by: Nick Seifer  | Tuesday, March 21, 2017 11:15 am

STATEHOUSE (March 21, 2017) — State Rep. Milo Smith (R-Columbus) this week honored the National Court Appointed Special Advocate Association with a resolution for their work in 72 of Indiana’s 92 counties.

According to Smith, CASA programs work to recruit, screen, train and supervise volunteers who advocate for children in legal cases. Volunteers with CASA spend time with children in foster care to figure out what is in the child's best interest and make recommendations to the courts about the child's needs.

“CASA volunteers not only do an amazing service for the children in the courts, but they are also role models,” Smith said. “Last year, 4,000 CASA volunteers provided a voice for 26,762 children in child abuse and neglect cases and 2,920 children in termination of parental rights cases.”

Smith said CASA is in need of additional advocates. He said to get involved or learn more about the program, visit www.childadvocatesnetwork.org.

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State Rep. Milo Smith represents House District 59,

which contains portions of Bartholomew County.

 

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