Northeast, AR – February 22, 2017– The Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program of the 2nd Judicial District has added two Advocate Coordinators, Cathey Wilcox and Angie Tate.
Wilcox and Tate will focus heavily on recruiting more volunteers for the CASA program in Craighead, Greene, and Poinsett counties. “Our goal is to recruit 48 volunteers this year, says Executive Director, Jeremy Biggs. “With the amount of children in the foster care system in these three counties, there is a need for more volunteers so they can be a voice for the children while they are going through the court process.”
Before joining the CASA program, Wilcox, a retired principal, served as a CASA volunteer for the past two years. She is a Jonesboro native, where her husband, Jerry Wilcox, is a retired pastor and is an active CASA volunteer. They have three children and six grandchildren. Tate, also a Jonesboro native, was the Recruiting Specialist at Express Employment Professionals. She has also been a CASA volunteer for the 2nd Judicial District and CASA of the 14th Judicial District. She has three children and two grandchildren. “CASA is very pleased to welcome Cathey and Angie, whose experience as former CASA volunteers combined with experience in recruitment, will help with meeting our goal of recruiting more volunteers than ever before. Their skills will strengthen our organization as they recruit volunteers to advocate for the children’s best interests,” says Megan Brown, Program Manager.