Four Edmond residents were among the nine new child advocates who joined CASA of Oklahoma County after being trained and sworn in June 24. Barbara Bingham, Dena Lovett, LaKisha Cobb and L.V. Crutcher will be reviewing cases offered to them shortly after the ceremony in which they took the Oath of Office from Judge Susan Johnson.
Family, friends and CASA staff observed the swearing-in and Judge Johnson commended them for making a one-year commitment to represent children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse and neglect.
As a volunteer, CASA decides what type of case he/she is willing to accept, how much travel, how many children, etc. Each CASA is supported by an advocate supervisor who continues training in a more hands-on fashion, attends court hearings and is available for consultation.