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July 17, 2018 at 12:28pm
RT @unitedwaynea: Thank you Jeremy for visiting with our LE’s about the tremendous work that Casa is doing for the children in NEA. https:/…
July 17, 2018 at 7:23am
Good morning! We have 3 adoptions in court this morning, what a happy day for some kids finding their forever home!
July 16, 2018 at 11:55am
RT @CASA4Children: Challenges can lead children and youth living in #fostercare to see the summer months as an extension of ambiguity, conf…
July 14, 2018 at 11:03am
Fantastic first day of training in Mississippi County!! https://t.co/E9pkByL0mH
July 13, 2018 at 2:36pm
Tomorrow morning we will begin our newest training class in Blytheville! We are looking forward to seven new advocates joining our team.

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Bodie Wray Named June Volunteer of the Month

bodie wrayThe Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program of the Second Judicial District has selected Bodie Wray as its Volunteer of the Month for June. Bodie has served as a CASA volunteer since September of 2016. Volunteers serve as sworn officers of the court, and help to investigate and gather information on cases when children are removed from a home due to abuse or neglect.  The CASA information is provided to a judge who makes the decision whether appropriate steps have been taken to return the children to the home or to find them new, safe and permanent homes.

 

“Becoming child advocates was a way for my wife and I to volunteer as a couple.  We both love children and believed that we could be a positive influence in helping underprivileged children.  As we learned more about CASA we felt the calling to get involved to make a difference in a child’s life”,

Wray said.

 

When asked what the best part about being a CASA was he responded “being involved with children who are reunited with parents has been the most satisfying in knowing that they have a home and someone to love them.  For the children in group homes with no family and no place to go, it is rewarding to be an advocate for them and see the positive changes that we can make in their life.  Sometimes, it is the simplest things that can brighten a child’s life like being able to call and talk to someone when they have no one. “

 

Connie Lindley, who is Wray’s advocate coordinator, stated “Bodie is one of the most dependable volunteers we have. He is always looking out for the best interest of the children and has been that person the children can depend on.”  Wray encourages others to become a CASA volunteer stating “this is an opportunity to be a positive influence for children going thru a very difficult time in their lives.” He and his wife, Jenafer, volunteer together and have found that working as a team has many advantages. “Not only did it make it easier to volunteer as we could share the duties of the case load it also created common time together.

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A Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteer is a trained citizen who is appointed by a judge to represent the best interest of an abused and neglected child in court.

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