Knox County CASA Gets State Grant to Help Children in Need

The Knox County Court-Appointed Special Advocates program has received a state grant for just under 192-thousand dollars. The grant is through the Victims of Crime Act, or VOCA, funding. The money is provided by the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute.
The money will go toward recruiting, training, and supervising volunteers to help children in need. Knox County CASA officials hope the funding will significantly reduce the waiting time for a CASA volunteer.
The funding is in addition to CASA’s request to the Knox County Council to add another full-time staff advocate. CASA director Denise Swink asked the Knox County Council for the funding as part of the ongoing Knox County Council budget session this week.

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