MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- Rutherford County’s Court Appointed Special Advocate, or CASA, program is looking for additional volunteers.
CASA trains community volunteers to advocate for the best interest of abused and neglected children in cases before local courts.
Alice Nunnery has been a CASA volunteer advocate for Rutherford County children for the past nine years. Nunnery says having the patience to wade through the legal system’s red tape is the biggest challenge, but also says it’s worth the effort.
“Children are precious and they remind you every day why you’re doing what you’re doing and seeing them happy, healthy, and safe is the best reward of all.”
Nunnery says lawyers and social workers come and go as court cases drag on for months or even years. She says the CASA volunteer is the one person children know they can count on to always be there for them.
If you’d like to learn more visit the CASA website.