CASA program launches in Madison County to help local children
New addition means CASA programs now serve 60 Ohio counties
The CASA of Madison County program has been granted full approval and is now operating as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program in Ohio.
The program has been recognized by the National Court Appointed Special Advocates Association after completing the new membership process.
The Ohio CASA/GAL Association is excited to welcome CASA of Madison County. This means there are officially 47 CASA programs that serve children in 60 Ohio counties.
After months of meaningful work and collaboration, this program was launched with the ultimate goal of advocating for Madison County children experiencing abuse and neglect.
“It is an honor to launch this program in this community,” said CASA of Madison County Executive Director Brianna Britton. “We are accepting volunteers and cases, with the mission of making sure a child’s best interest is heard in court. We know there are children who need an advocate right now.”
Britton is a child advocacy and CASA alum, having worked with childcare organizations, the Greene County CASA program in Southwestern Ohio and more.
Britton said volunteers are needed with training starting soon.
CASA volunteers are appointed by a judge to advocate for a child’s best interest in the court system. These volunteers are community members of all walks of life who commit to engage in the court system and help children. Many of these children are in the foster care system.