Jackson County CASA holds seventh annual ‘CASA Blues’

The Jackson County CASA held their seventh annual CASA Blues event tonight.

CASA, or court appointed special advocates, helps abused or neglected children find safe permanent homes.

Each child is given an advocate to act as his or her voice.

At tonight’s event, members of CASA as well as community supporters gathered for a night of celebration and fundraising.

The party hosted a silent auction as well with a collection of $18,000 worth of goods ranging from craftsman tools to sports memorabilia to trips.

All of the proceeds from the auctions went straight back to CASA. Jackson County CASA Executive Director Frances Allsup said, “This night not only raises money; it also helps with awareness. It helps with recruitment purposes because right now we have 273 children in custody in Jackson County. We need advocates for every one of those children so that they can stand up in court and be a voice.”

If you would like to help give the neglected children of Jackson County a voice, CASA is always looking for volunteers.

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