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CASA Receives Grant for Online Training


CASA of Southwest Missouri has received a grant that will allow the organization to provide its volunteers with online training. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports.

When children are in foster care, they have to adjust to a new home and often a new school.

A grant totaling 75 hundred dollars will allow volunteers with Court Appointed Special Advocates or CASA to learn how they can do more to help foster children with their educational needs.

Dan Prater is Communications Director for CASA of Southwest Missouri.

Thanks to the 75 hundred dollar grant from the Community Foundation of the Ozarks, CASA volunteers will be able to take a new online course.

Prater says the national CASA office developed the course to help volunteers understand what they can do to make sure foster children don't fall behind with their education.

Prater says all CASA volunteers will have a chance to take the course...and since it's online, they'll be able to take it when it's convenient for them.

CASA volunteers investigate and report on what's in the best interest of children who have been removed from their home.

Information about CASA is available online at casa S-W MO dot org.