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By Forrest Hershberger
Sidney Sun-Telegraph 

CASA Program Supports Children in Court System


September 12, 2018

Forrest Hersherger

Pictured from left are Mindy Estrada, Krista Bruns and Bridget Whittredge of Plains West CASA. Plains West CASA serves Cheyenne, Deuell and Kimball Counties.

When stress is at its highest, the worst thing is to realize you are facing life's darkness alone.

That is why Plains West CASA exists, to ensure children have someone in their corner representing them when life is confusing and out of control.

CASA, Court-Appointed Special Advocates, is a program designed to meet the needs of children in the court system. CASA volunteers are appointed by a judge who then pairs the volunteer with a child who has been removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect, according to the Plains West CASA website. Unlike a social worker who may visit several chil...

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