Ten volunteers swear in as new child advocates for Mesa County

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KREX)- Child advocates are the voices in court as they attach themselves to the well-being of the child in need. Each new advocate has their own motive to take on this responsibility, but it was only a matter of time for some to obtain this role.

At the end of the day, child advocates complete 30 hours in training to give every assigned child hope for a better future.

“We, as CASAs, have to look at it through blinders,” Newly Court Appointed Special Advocate Mary Midgett expresses, “We don’t care what this person thinks and we don’t care what that person thinks. All we care about is that child to whom we’ve been assigned and that’s why I became a CASA today.”

The work and learning begins at the swearing ceremony. The new volunteer advocates will receive more training and coaching as they begin the first of many cases in the foster care system.

CASA of Mesa County serves 249 abused and neglected children in our area with an active waiting list. The team building a little bigger from ten volunteers officially sworn in makes it more possible for every abused and neglected child in Mesa County to get the care and attention they need.

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