CASA recruiting more volunteers in Clay County - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

CASA recruiting more volunteers in Clay County

(Source: KAIT) (Source: KAIT)
CLAY COUNTY, AR (KAIT) -

Court Appointed Special Advocates or CASA is now focusing on recruiting more volunteers in Clay County.

The organization is sending a recruiter all over the area to enlist more volunteers.

According to CASA's Executive Director Jeremy Biggs, there are 36 foster children in the county.

The organization had only one volunteer last year, and now they have a total of three.

He said one of the three was recently sworn in and he hopes that person is the first of many.

Biggs says volunteering requires commitment and certain qualities.

"We want our volunteers to be thorough, great investigators, and have a heart for the kids," Biggs said.   "Be a mentor, be a tutor, be somebody they can count on and trust on to speak up for their best interests."

Biggs said a recruiter will be visiting parts of the county including area churches to look for more volunteers.

"The average commitment for a volunteer advocate for CASA is 18 weeks," he said.  "We want them to be committed to that case, because this child may be in the foster care system for 6, 9, 18, 12 months.

Biggs says those interested in volunteering can visit the organization's website for more information.

Copyright 2017 KAIT. All rights reserved.

Watch Region 8 News On Demand: On your Desktop | On your Mobile device

Region 8 News App - Install or update on your: iPhone | Android

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • The Latest: Officials: Mexico, Guatemala natives on truck

    The Latest: Officials: Mexico, Guatemala natives on truck

    Sunday, July 23 2017 6:51 AM EDT2017-07-23 10:51:24 GMT
    Monday, July 24 2017 12:33 AM EDT2017-07-24 04:33:17 GMT
    The temperature in San Antonio had been in the 90s just before eight people were found dead in a tractor-trailer outside a Walmart store.
    The temperature in San Antonio had been in the 90s just before eight people were found dead in a tractor-trailer outside a Walmart store.
  • Fire destroys home in downtown Jonesboro

    Fire destroys home in downtown Jonesboro

    Saturday, July 22 2017 9:17 PM EDT2017-07-23 01:17:09 GMT
    Sunday, July 23 2017 5:56 PM EDT2017-07-23 21:56:36 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Assistant Fire Chief Alan Dunn said Sunday that the home was a complete loss and the cause of the fire is still under investigation.  

    Assistant Fire Chief Alan Dunn said Sunday that the home was a complete loss and the cause of the fire is still under investigation.  

  • Firefighters return to station damaged in flood

    Firefighters return to station damaged in flood

    Sunday, July 23 2017 5:22 PM EDT2017-07-23 21:22:00 GMT
    Sunday, July 23 2017 5:37 PM EDT2017-07-23 21:37:03 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    On Sunday, several Pocahontas firefighters moved back into their home station.

    On Sunday, several Pocahontas firefighters moved back into their home station.

Powered by Frankly