Child Abuse Awareness Vigil

Jacksboro (WVLT) - Folks in Campbell County are also remembering children who have fallen victim to child abuse.

April is national Child Abuse Awareness Month. As part of that, a group called Court Appointed Special Advocate - also known as CASA - held a candlelight vigil Monday night to raise awareness.

CASA is an organization made up of volunteers who act as the voice of the child in the courtroom. Authorities with casa tell us, children often don't get that opportunity.

"There's so many different agencies out there that talk to the children, and they go to the courts, but we're really the one that speaks for the child," executive director Manuel Mesa said.

Officials with CASA in Jacksboro tell us they have more than 100 children in Campbell County who have a CASA volunteer.
If you'd like to volunteer in Jacksboro, you can call (423) 562-2700.

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