Editorial: Volunteers help give voice to at-risk kids

The Jackson County Court Appointed Special Advocate program needs more volunteers to give a voice to abused and neglected children in our community.

Court-appointed special advocates are everyday folks who advocate for the safety and well-being of children who have been removed from their homes because of parental abuse and neglect, program director Deena Personett said.

Removal of a child from his or her home can be the result of a family’s inability to provide adequate food, shelter and clothing, stresses that can often result in violence, abuse and neglect.

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