The program typically serves younger children, but the program also serves those up until the age of 18, at which point they age out of the system. However, many children who are in the welfare system who were abused or neglected are fairly young, Romero said.
“As it stands, we only serve 30 to 40 percent of the children in our county in the child welfare system,” Romero said.
Romero said the name of Cleveland County CASA is misleading because “we also serve McClain and Garvin counties.”
Most volunteers are reserved for cases that involve getting children back into their parents’ homes.
For more information, call 360-5295 or visit the website, www.clevelandcountycasa.org.