AUGUSTA — Thousands of children are currently under the protection of the Maine child welfare system. These children are in state care because of allegations of abuse and neglect. Each of these children has an adult assigned to them by the court, sometimes called a Court Appointed Special Advocate. The advocate’s job is to conduct an investigation and advise the court on what is in that child’s best interest, according to a news release.

Training to become a Court Appointed Special Advocate is held three times throughout the year. The next training is scheduled for August.

For more information about Maine CASA or about becoming a volunteer, contact Volunteer Coordinator Tracy Leigh at 287-5829, email [email protected] or visit Please also visit and “like” our Facebook page at www.face


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