Colson swears in CASA advocate

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Judge Daryl Colson, middle, swore in the recently trained Court Appointed Special Advocates into the Overton County Juvenile Court on Tuesday, May 26, Damon Prince, far left, Director of the UCHRA/CASA Program, and Michael Gilpatrick, far right, of Livingston.

These volunteer advocates have completed extensive training in the National CASA Program and a background check prior to being sworn-in to the Juvenile Court.

The CASA Overton program is seeking more CASA advocates who assist in court cases to determine the best possible resolutions for abused and neglected children on a case-by-case basis.

Susan Walsh, program manager for CASA Overton, said, “Our children are the future and must be protected and nurtured. The next CASA training session will take place in August 2020. If anyone is interested in the program or would like to assist the children in our community who are in crisis, please me at 931-823-7323.”