AMARILLO, TX - A local organization is hoping to help more kids who may be in danger of abuse.
According to Court Appointed Special Advocates, or CASA, the Department of Family and Protective Services no longer has the funds to contract with outside workers. Those workers monitor parental visitation for families where children have been taken from the home. CASA will now take on these extra cases.
Administrators say, visitation is important so the families can stay connected if the children are reunited with their parents. It's also important because CASA is able to help the courts decide if it is in the child's best interest to be placed back into their homes. However, In order for CASA to continue with the now heavier workload, help is needed.
"We need volunteers. We have a training coming up. If we don't have enough volunteers, kids wont be served." said Linda Coronado, director of case management for CASA.