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CASA Swears-in New Volunteers

By 7 Eyewitness News Staff
By news@wbbjtv.com

JACKSON, Tenn. -A new group of volunteers wanting to help young people have take a pledge to do just that.

Eight new Court Appointed Special Advocates, or CASAs. were sworn in Tuesday by Madison County Juvenile Court Judge Christy Little.

CASA volunteers provide a voice to children in the court system who are victims of abuse or neglect. CASAs work to help find the children a safe, permanent home as quickly as possible.

Leaders said being a CASA is important work and requires a commitment to time and a desire to make a difference in the lives of children.

"It takes a very special person to do this because you're going to see a lot of things that may scare you. But you have to realize that this is the society that we live in and these things are happening to children every day," said Cecily Taylor, volunteer coordinator for CASA.

The eight new volunteers sworn in Tuesday bring the total number to 32 active CASAs serving Madison County.