Above and Beyond Award

Court Appointed Special Advocates, or CASA members, volunteer their time and hearts to give voices to neglected and abused children.
Today, Judge Margaret Alfonso wanted to honor two special CASA volunteers with the first ever Above and Beyond Award. The recipients Billy and Ellen Alexander are husband and wife. For the past four years, the two have spent their time working as the mediator between youth courts and families in Harrison County.
The pair have traveled as far as Tennessee to protect children from abuse and neglect. They tell News 25 the award is an honor but seeing their work pay off in the smile of a child who once suffered is the true reward.
The Alexanders tell News 25 the award is not just for them but for the work CASA does for the neglected and abused children. They also encourage anyone who can to volunteer with CASA.

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