CHEYENNE, Wyo. (KGWN) The Court Appointed Special Advocates, better known as “CASA” of Laramie County, is looking to add more volunteers. The volunteers complete a training program before a background check and are then sworn in by the district court judge before being assigned to a family with children or one child. The CASA volunteers then become a voice for children who are in the system as a result of abuse or neglect.
CASA says there are currently 189 children in the system and there are 72 CASA volunteers giving their time and voices to the children in the community. One of the roles of the volunteers is to submit a court report to the judge.
“They get to put a picture on it which makes that child a person and not just a docket number and the judges all appreciate that. It’s one more person to be that support to that child or that family,” said Carol Tullio, Executive Director of CASA of Laramie County.
There was an informational meeting about becoming a volunteer on Jan. 14 and there will be another on Jan. 16 at 5:30 p.m. at their office located at 1616 E. 19th St. Suite #4 in Cheyenne. If someone would like to volunteer but cannot make it to the informational meeting, you can send Carol Tullio an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 307-222-1902