The news is filled with stories about children being abused and neglected! This is not a big city issue but a national one and hits SC daily. There is no way to prevent every incident but it is a proven fact ( not fake news!) that having an engaged, well-trained and caring guardian ad litem can make a huge difference once a child enters the child welfare system. The GAL or CASA ( Ct. Appointed Special Assistant) in SC is a VOLUNTEER! That means you and me.
The first step is to attend training! Richland County CASA has made it very easy for you to attend training. They are conducting it in Room 389 over a series of 6 evenings from 5:30-8:30 starting on Jan. 23rd.
Have class until 6ish? Not a problem, we have scheduled the training to be recorded by Panopto so you can catch up… but you do need to complete an application and other forms by the time training is over.
Applications in the Pro Bono Office, they must be completed by the end of training. Contact Pam Robinson today, Robinspd@law.sc.edu
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