A child’s voice in court

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Thirteen new volunteers were sworn in as Court Appointed Special Advocates by Chief Judge David Bottger Thursday afternoon.


Thirteen new volunteers were sworn in as Court Appointed Special Advocates by Chief Judge David Bottger, Thursday afternoon at the Mesa County Justice Center.
According to CASA Execuive Director Janet Rowland there are now a total of 86 new CASA advocates sworn in this year.
CASA volunteers are specially trained to represent an abused child’s voice in court.
The next volunteer orientation meeting will take place Sept. 21. Visit www.casamc.org.

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