ROCKWALL – The annual Lone Star CASA Superhero 5K/Fun Run will be this Saturday at 8 am at RISD’s Wilkerson-Sanders Stadium, raising funds to support the recruitment, training, and supervision of advocates for child abuse victims.
CASA is the only volunteer organization that empowers everyday citizens as appointed members of the court.
A Court Advocate is a trained community volunteer, appointed by a district judge, to represent the best interests of abused and neglected children in court. Volunteer advocates independently investigate the child’s situation and make recommendations to Rockwall and Kaufman County District Court Judges as to what permanent placement would be best for that particular child.
In 2014 there were 95 confirmed child abuse victims in Rockwall County. More volunteers are always needed.
By J.J. Smith