Pictured above is Meghan Short of Ponca City(right) being sworn in as a Court Appointed Special Advocate on August 16, 2018 by Judge Brock of the 8th Judicial District(left).
Meghan completed 30 hours of pre-service training before being sworn in. Meghan will now be appointed to a juvenile deprived case and be able to speak for an abused and neglected child as their advocate, making a report to the court of what is in the child’s best interest.
CASA Advocates complete a pre-service training learning about the court system, child development and how to speak for an abused and neglected child. CASA Advocates give hope to a child and are often the consistent person in their life. With over 300 children from Kay and Noble Counties in foster care, the need is great for volunteers to be the child’s voice in the court system.
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Kay and Noble Counties is under the umbrella of Northern Oklahoma Youth Services and trains volunteers to be the voice of the child in the court system. If you would like to join Meghan and become an advocate, more information can be found at kaynoblecasa.org or by calling Sharon or Kelli at 580-762-8341.