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Williamson County CASA in need of volunteers

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WILLIAMSON COUNTY -- The county's Court Appointed Special Advocates for children program, or CASA, says you can help give a voice to those in need, and that need is hitting record breaking numbers this year.

CASA executive Director Nannette Evans says she's never seen this many cases before.

"In any given year we have approximately 70 to 75 new children who enter our court and foster care systems, currently we are at number 77 with three months left to go in the year," explained Evans.

Right now there are 18 children in Williamson county waiting on someone to be their voice in court, which is exactly what volunteers do, speak on behalf of the child.

"These are children that you're standing next to at Walmart, that sit next to your child in school, that you see walking the streets, these are children in our community it's right here," added Evans.

That's the main reason Evans says her volunteers are so important.

"If we don't have trained volunteers, we can't give a voice to our children in court," added Evans.

That's something Evans and children in Williamson county need now more than ever.

If you'd like to volunteer, you can contact Nannette Evans at 618-998-2291. 

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