CASA still in need of volunteers
CASA of West Texas is still in need of volunteers to help serve the 173 children currently involved in the courts system in the area.Last year, more than 46,600 Texas children were in the child welfare system, waiting to be placed in permanent homes. Victims of abuse and neglect, these children were removed from their homes through no fault of their own and placed in the child welfare system. CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) volunteers from CASA of West Texas strive to move these children through the foster care system and into safe, loving and stable homes as quickly as possible. For more of this story, read Monday's edition of the Herald.