The Executive Director of the Court Appointed Special Advocates organization, Chastity Keller, asked the Marshall County Council to approve a grant application.
She said the county matches the $9,868.80 grant with an in-kind match of 15 percent in the amount of $1,480.32 and a cash contribution worth $8,388.48. The county has already received information about the matches in the budget. Since the county has already appropriated the money, Keller just appeared before the council as a formality.
In 2016, 36 volunteers within the Marshall County CASA organization donated more than 2,157 hours of their time in gathering case information, visiting with children in the family court system, attending court hearings, and participating in required continuing education. Twenty-nine active CASA volunteers have a voice in the court system for 69 abused and neglected children in Marshall County.
The council approved the request for the grant application.