Presiding Circuit Judge Russell E. Steele swore in four new Adair County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) volunteers on November 7. CASA volunteers are trained citizens who are appointed by a judge to represent the best interests of abused and neglected children in court. Front left are Jennifer Walston, Stacey Pugh, Erin Meier, and Katherine Kennison. Back left are Executive Director, Sandy Slocum, Friends of CASA, Lynn Van Dolah, Friends of CASA president, Jill Williams, Friends of CASA, Andrea Hampton, Presiding Circuit Judge, Russell E. Steele, Missouri CASA Association board president, Dr. Philip Slocum, and Guardian Ad Litem, Philip McIntosh.
Katherine is using her CASA experience for Sociology/Anthropology Internship credit toward her major.