Judge Kim Chaney Swears In New Volunteers To Assist Neglected Abused Children

by | Apr 17, 2018 | Breaking News, Community, County News, Cullman, Images, Interviews, People, Videos

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Judge Chaney Swears In Volunteers To Assist Neglected Abused Children

Cullman County District Judge Kim Chaney recently swore in several new Court Appointed Special Advocates (C.A.S.A.).

These Cullman residents volunteer their time, compassion, and commitment to advocating in the best interest of children and teenagers who have been abused and neglected.

Approximately 45 area citizens are quietly and profoundly active Court Appointed Special Advocates to the District Court.

Court Appointed Special Advocates are sworn-in agents of the Court; they act as the voice to children and teens who otherwise would have no voice of their own.

This video – featuring the Honorable District Judge Kim Chaney – explains the incredible impact these one volunteer per one child advocates achieve in the fulfillment of their lawful duties:

Every year more than three million children nationally are reported abused or neglected.

Despite every states’ attempts to help, many of these kids become trapped in the court and welfare maze and can spend their childhood moving from one temporary shelter to another.

This is where a Court Appointed Special Advocate (C.A.S.A.) volunteer is sent in.

C.A.S.A. volunteers speak for the best interest of a child in court. Cullman C.A.S.A. volunteers are appointed by Judge Chaney or Judge Wells Turner to recommend the best possible outcome for an abused or neglected child’s future.

C.A.S.A. volunteers speak for the best interest of a child in court. Cullman C.A.S.A. volunteers are appointed by Judge Chaney or Judge Wells Turner to recommend the best possible outcome for an abused or neglected child’s future.

Whether this means helping to make a connection with adoptive parents or safely reuniting the child with parents or relatives, the ultimate goal of the C.A.S.A. volunteer is to help ensure that every one of these kids can live in a safe, permanent home.

People need not be a lawyer or social worker to become a C.A.S.A. volunteer. All that is required is a desire to help abused children.

Cullman C.A.S.A. volunteers receive training from professionals in the legal and welfare fields. The program is conducted through the time-honored and very well-respected Cullman Caring for Kids organization.

C.A.S.A. volunteers review records, research information and talk to everyone involved—social workers, attorneys, judges, parents, teachers, family members and, of course, the children themselves.

Does this sound like something you’d like to become involved in?

Contact Cullman C.A.S.A. at 256-739-1111 or via e-mail at cullmancountycasa@msn.com for more information.

Judge Chaney Swears In Volunteers To Assist Neglected Abused Children

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Judge Chaney Swears In Volunteers To Assist Neglected Abused Children

Timothy Collins

Timothy brings an insightful holistic perspective as well as a mountain man tenacity to his various roles at Cullman Today. You can reach him at cullmantoday@gmail.com.

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