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CASA needs Anderson board members

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To the editor:
The Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) serving Franklin and Anderson counties is in immediate need of individuals willing to serve as active members on the board of directors or assist the organization by volunteering in other capacities.
CASA (www.franklin-andersoncountycasa.org) is a private, non-profit organization that provides trained volunteers to serve as advocates for abused and neglected children involved in Family Court.
CASA volunteers provide personal, unbiased advocacy for children that may otherwise not have a voice in Family Court.
The Franklin County CASA started in 1999 and expanded services to Anderson County in 2009. Currently there are only 12 board members and the bylaws require at least 15.
CASA is severely underrepresented by board members from Anderson County.
Although the current caseload for Family Court is roughly even between the two counties, CASA only has two board members from Anderson County.
We need better representation from Anderson County to ensure board policies and programs continue to treat both counties fairly and for CASA to have a deeper connection with the broader Anderson County community.
Please consider volunteering your time and efforts to support the only non-profit organization in either county that serves the direct interest of children exposed to the harsh realities of Family Court situations.
To learn more about serving on the CASA Board, becoming a CASA volunteer or how you can support CASA, please contact me at 859-312-6398 or rftrue@yahoo.com. The children of Anderson County need your help now.
Rene’ True
CASA Board Member