Every year CASA/GAL of Hancock County volunteers log countless hours interviewing CASA children, families, service agency professional,s school officials, law enforcement and others.  Of then the person in the court room that knows the child and the case the best is that CASA Advocate.
In Hancock County, the agency typically has 35 to 40 volunteers, and four staff to manage nearly 300 cases.  In any given year, our volunteers average thousands of hours and hundreds of miles.  Most advocates have 1 to 2 cases and staff have 5 to 15.
Our volunteer advocates are some of the most highly trained professionals in service to our community.  They give their time, their skills, their compassion and their dedication
 "I've learned that people will forget what you said and what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."    -- Maya Angelou
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I am for the child who has been abused.
 Who doesn't want to go home.
The child who no longer believes in herself.
am for the child who has been neglected.
Who doesn't know where her next meal is coming from.
The child who must be parent to her siblings.
am for the child who was taken away for his own protection.
The child who is now in foster care,
Who doesn't know who these people are, 
Or how long he will be there.

am for the child who has lived in five foster homes in a single year,
Who has attended six schools in four years.
Who sits in the back of yet another classroom. 
Surrounded by strangers.
am for that child,
Who will one day turn 18 --

And be surrendered to the world.