Group seeks volunteers to help kids in court

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

A nonprofit group that helps children in the court system is looking for volunteers.

The Court Appointed Special Advocate organization helps support children who have landed in the court system because of abuse, neglect, parents in jail or extreme divorce situations.

The executive director of Howard County's branch is actively seeking volunteers. As of March 20, there were 118 children in the system and 45 more on a waiting list in Howard County. But there are only 25 volunteers.

Officials say volunteers don't have to have experience as an advocate. Volunteers are given 32 hours of training, must agree to a background check and can't have any instances of child abuse on record.


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