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PlainsWest CASA Reports Growing Need

Of the many changes that occurred with the announcement of the coronavirus in 2020, the need for children to have an advocate in the court system remains.

Krista Bruns, director of PlainsWest CASA, met with the Cheyenne County Commissioners on Aug. 16 to update the board on the program. She said the need for volunteer advocates has not changed; how the services were delivered sometimes involved creativity.

“We were really creative with COVID,” Bruns told the commissioners.

The creativity is a result of the distancing limits; in-person meetings were all but eliminated during 2020. CASA adapted...


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