(Indianapolis, Ind.) - More than 300 of Indiana’s Court Appointed Special Advocates for children are at the Statehouse in Indianapolis Monday.
The court volunteers advocate on behalf of abused and neglected children whose families are involved in the child welfare system.
There are nearly 3,500 CASA volunteers statewide but the organization says more are needed to speak on behalf of 18,699 abused and neglected Hoosier kids.
Monday’s program at the Statehouse will include remarks from Indiana House Speaker Brian Bosma. Judge Viola Taliaferro, who took part in the Indiana Department of Child Services Summer Study Commission, will also address the important role volunteers play in protecting children. The 2010 CASA Volunteer of the Year, Bud Herron, and the foster child he advocated for will also speak.
Information on the Dearborn and Ohio Counties Child Advocates can be found at www.voiceofachild.net.