Northeast, AR – July 2, 2019 – The Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program of the Second Judicial District is proud to announce Tammie Fulks as the Rookie of the Quarter for the second quarter of 2019. Tammie joined the CASA team in January of 2019. Volunteers serve as sworn officers of the court and help 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 decides whether appropriate steps have been taken to return the children to the home or to find them new, safe and permanent homes. “Tammie has shown initiative, commitment to her work as a CASA volunteer, and always makes recommendations for the children’s best interest,” stated Evan Clower, Mississippi County Advocate Coordinator. “She has truly worked to ensure she is making a huge impact in their lives by dedicating her time to them. Tammie has spent many hours in court, attended countless visits, and developed relationships with everyone involved to make sure that the children are well taken care of. It is evident that her compassion and heart make her an asset to our children in foster care, we are so thankful and appreciative of all she does”, added Clower. “I first heard about CASA through Hannah Fulks, my daughter-in-law, who is also a CASA volunteer,” stated Fulks. “I wanted to be their voice.” “I am appalled at the injustice that happens to our children daily. It is sad to me that animals have more rights than our children. It just doesn’t seem fair,” stated Fulks. When asked what the best part about being a CASA was Fulks responded, “I have loved developing a relationship with the children and foster parents. It feels great to know that just maybe you will make a difference in a child’s life.” Not only does Fulks dedicate some of her free time to CASA, she enjoys traveling and reading but most importantly spending time with her family. She is from Gosnell, Arkansas and is married with 3 sons, a daughter-in-law, and a precious granddaughter.