Williamson County CASA has added 15 new Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs), who were sworn in on March 11 after completing 30 hours of training over Zoom.
These advocates join the other 63 who have continued to work tirelessly and creatively over the last year as they adapted to stay-at-home orders, social distancing and other safety protocols.
“Williamson County CASA is advocating for kids in the next generation,” said Cliff Wilson, one of Williamson County CASA’s newest advocate volunteers. “This training taught us how to best represent and advocate for our most vulnerable children, those in abusive and neglectful circumstances.
“The Williamson County CASA team cares and is doing a great job doing tough work, work that makes a difference for the kids and supporting and developing new advocates, like me, so we can step up and make a difference in a child’s life.”
The intensive training includes topics such as substance abuse, ACEs (adverse childhood experiences) and court report writing, preparing them to serve as a voice for abused and neglected children in Williamson County.
Last year, Williamson County CASA served over 450 children. Learn more about becoming an advocate at williamsoncountycasa.org or by calling 615-591-2699.