CASA, the  Court Appointed Special Advocates needs volunteers in Little River County.

They will be hosting information sessions at the Anytime Fitness center on Highway 71 in Ashdown on the second Wednesday of each month at 9:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 5:30 p.m.

People can come in and visit with a volunteer coordinator about questions they might have regarding volunteering.

Social workers strive to build a stronger community for all people, and CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) is a proud partner in the effort to secure a brighter future for children in the foster care system.

CASA programs collaborate with the Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS), Child Protective Services (CPS) and other key advocates in the child welfare system to ensure that children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect are placed in safe, permanent homes as quickly as possible.

Danita Abernathy, Executive Director of CASA for Children in Texarkana.

“While social work covers a variety of areas, we are especially appreciative of those in the field who have been our partners in protecting abused and neglected children in the child welfare system,”

Last year, 79 CASA volunteers served 353 children in the child welfare system in Northeast Texas and Southwest Arkansas, but an additional 225 children needed a volunteer to advocate for their best interests. Consider making a difference for these children by becoming a CASA volunteer.

For more information, visit www.BecomeaCASA.org or www.casatexarkana.org or call 903-792-1030.