LIMA — CASA Advocate Coordinator Sara Heitmeyer is asking for individuals interested in becoming a court-appointed special advocate, or CASA, to attend one of two information sessions at the Crime Victims Services Building, 330 N. Elizabeth St., on March 8 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 6 to 8 p.m.
Allen County and the surrounding region has a dearth of children’s court-appointed advocates compared to the number of children moving through the court system, and Heitmeyer said CASA is currently looking for more volunteers for the program to deal with the need.
To become a children’s court-appointed special advocate, individuals need to be over 21-years-old, have a driver’s license and care about children. On average, advocates spend five to 10 hours per month per case.
For more information, contact CASA at 567-940-2272.
Reach Josh Ellerbrock at 567-242-0398.