Indiana Statehouse celebrates CASA Day

A Tippecanoe County judge swears in new volunteers for the CASA program. (WLFI File Photo)

INDIANAPOLIS (WLFI) — It was CASA Day Monday at the Indiana Statehouse.

CASA stands for court appointed special advocates. They advocate on behalf of abused and neglected children whose families are involved with the child welfare system.

A group of CASA volunteers met with state legislators about the need to expand the program.

Last year, more than 4,000 CASA volunteers served nearly 27,000 children.

There are still over 6,000 children today who are waiting for a CASA volunteer.

Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. a meeting will be held at the Tippecanoe County Office Building. The meeting is for people interested in becoming a CASA volunteer.