On Tuesday, April 21, 2009, Gloria Hadachek of Dysart, a new Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteer was sworn in by the Honorable Judge Russell Keast at the Benton County Courthouse. She now joins others with the Child Advocacy Board program, which provides oversight and training for the Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Program and the Foster Care Review Board (FCRB). CASA volunteers are persons from all walks of life who make a commitment to become the "eyes and ears" of the court for the children to which they are assigned. The CASA volunteer does a thorough assessment by reviewing records and talking to parents, social workers, teachers and others who have knowledge of the child's situation. The CASA volunteer then writes a report to the court with recommendations and continues to monitor the child's progress by attending staff meetings and court hearings. For more information on serving children in your community, please contact Charlotte Brandvig toll free at 866-295-5424 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.