Marshall County CASA Executive Director Chastity Keller asked the Marshall County Commissioners this week for support in applying for a matching grant through the state. The grant has already been approved and the money allocated so the grant approval is the only step needed.
The commissioners give CASA support in an in-kind contribution toward the grant. The commissioners granted permission for the CASA volunteers to use office space in the courthouse to conduct business. The office space allows for tech support, security and utility assistance.
CASA volunteers act as a voice for children in the court system. Twenty-nine active CASA volunteers have a voice in the court system for 69 abused and neglected children in Marshall County.
The commissioners agreed to continue to provide their in-kind contribution toward the CASA organization and approved her application for the grant.