Judge Kathleen Giesler swears in six CASA volunteers

Judge Kathleen Giesler (far left) recently swore in CASA graduates (left to right) Ashley Walterbusch, Annie Hild, Amy Young, Cassidy Steinmetz, Maggie Meterko and Treena Baer. At right is Executive Director Connie Cornett.

The Ottawa County Family Advocacy Center announced the graduation of a new class of Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteers. CASA volunteers advocate for children involved in the Juvenile Court system due to abuse and neglect.

The volunteers do independent investigations and makes fact-based recommendations to the court to insure that the child’s best interests are served.

Judge Kathleen Giesler swore in new volunteers Treena Baer, Annie Hild, Maggie Meterko, Cassidy Steinmetz, Ashley Walterbusch and Amy Young.  Each year the CASA program in Ottawa County serves approximately 100 children who become involved with the courts through no fault of their own. CASA always needs new volunteers. For more information about becoming a volunteer visit ocfamilyadvocacy.org/.

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