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Crime/Courts

December 23, 2012

CASA needs child advocates

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NORMAN —

While there are lots of programs out there that people could volunteer for, Morris said this is one program that helps you stay involved with others.

“There’s a lot of people that would benefit from this just as much as it benefits a child,” she said.

Another CASA volunteer, Bob Green, agreed that the work is very rewarding. Morris and Green both work full-time but they still find time to fit CASA into their schedule, Romero said.

It isn’t your typical volunteer work either. Volunteers are typically assigned to one case at a time which can last a year or longer.

“It’s a long-term commitment,” Morris said.

“You’re working toward permanency for them (the child),” Green said.

Morris said CASA volunteer work is like the gift that keeps on giving. She said if you’re looking for the perfect gift to give this year, the best gift you might be able to give is your time to a child who needs it.

For more information about Cleveland County CASA or to register for training, call 360-5295 or visit the website, www.clevelandcountycasa.org.

The CASA office will be closed through Jan. 1, 2013.

Jessica Bruha366-3540jbruha@normantranscript.com

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