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PHOTO: CASA focuses on need for volunteers

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Denton Randall, director of development at Court Appointed Special Advocates, spoke about how to get involved in the program. CASA officials touted their accomplishments – assisting more than 250 children involved in abuse, neglect and dependency cases in Shelby and Spencer  counties – before a crowd of more than 100 community members and officials Thursday morning at its annual Embrace a Child breakfast at Shelby County Community Theatre. Although pleased with the program’s success, Family Court Judge John David Myles said that without more volunteers, more children would be in danger of slipping through the cracks. There are currently 18 active volunteers in the two counties with seven more either in training or preparing to take cases. This year, 74 children are being served, 30 have no volunteer and approximately 130 children currently are in out-of- home care.