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Throw a Touchdown for CASA Kids

More male volunteers needed for CASA

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - You have the chance to become a CASA Quarterback, and throw a touchdown for a local child involved in a court case.

CASA of Mesa County, otherwise known as Court-Appointed Special Advocates, gives children a voice inside of a courtroom. According to our district attorney, around 80% of all CASA's are women, but around half of the children who need a CASA are boys.

CASA would like to get more men involved in the program. "You get to help shape a child, you get to help protect a child and make this system work better. A lot of the CASA's that we have still stay in touch with the kids who grow up and are in this community as adults," said District Attorney Dan Rubinstein.

If you want to find out what it means to be a CASA, go to Warehouse 25 Sixty-Five on Monday, August 13 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. You can sign up while you are there, and there will also be an informational session in September with the training to become a CASA happening in October.

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