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CASA and opioid crisis focus of the State of the Judiciary

By Kirsten Nielsen TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Supreme Court Chief Justice Loretta Rush used her State of the Judiciary address to focus attention on the toll of the opioid crisis on Hoosier children. In her fourth State of the Judiciary address Wednesday, Rush touched on issues revolving around the opioid epidemic, children in need of child […]

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CASA volunteers rally for children still waiting

By Kayla Walker TheStatehouseFIle.com INDIANAPOLIS — About 6,000 children are waiting for someone to volunteer and become their court appointed special advocate. Several hundred volunteers, lawmakers and judicial staff members rallied at the Statehouse Monday to help raise awareness for the state’s Court Appointed Special Advocates, or CASA, program. “The really unique thing about CASA […]

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More advocates needed for abused, neglected children

By Gary Qi TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Volunteers and legislators celebrated CASA Day at the Statehouse Monday. Court Appointed Special Advocates, or CASA, is a program that recruits volunteers to help abused and neglected children understand the foster care and go through the process. “I am very proud of this program, in particular. It was founded […]