Kentland, IN - On July 14th Katie Hall, CASA Director, from Crossroads CASA spoke to the members of the Kentland Rotary. CASA which stands for Court Appointed Special Advocate, is a volunteer program that has been in Newton County since 2010. Community members make up the CASA program and they advocate for the abused and neglected children in our county. A CASA volunteer is trained by the Director and sworn in by the area Judges before receiving an abuse and neglect case. Anyone can become a CASA volunteer as long as they are at least 21 years of age and can pass a background check. "There is a high numbers of child abuse and neglect that occurs in our counties," stated Katie Hall. "A CASA helps the children by advocate for a safe, forever home." There are children on a waiting list for a caring person, a CASA, to step up and advocate for their needs.
If you are interested in becoming a CASA volunteer please contact Katie Hall at the CASA office at (219) 866-0843 or You can find more information on CASA by checking out or Crossroads CASA advocates for abused and neglected children in Jasper, Newton, and Benton Counties. Crossroads CASA is also a member of the National CASA Association and Certified by the Indiana State GAL/CASA Office.  

The Rotary club of Kentland meets every Monday at noon at the Steve Ryan Community Center in Kentland, IN.