Weatherford Democrat

January 8, 2013

New recruiter-trainer on the job at CASA of Parker County

Advocates sought for training that begins Saturday


Weatherford Democrat

— CASA of Parker County has a new advocate recruiter and trainer, and is in need of volunteer advocates with training beginning Saturday.

"New cases are coming in faster than we have volunteers freed up from the cases they are appointed to," said Barb Tucker, CASA of Parker County Inc. executive director. "Thanks to the Meadows Foundation, we now have a staff member whose sole duty is to recruit and train volunteers."

Trisha Duke was hired in the newly created position. She’s been with the CASA of Parker County program since 2011 as a volunteer and as an intern. In March 2012, Duke was hired in a staff position as the Information Systems Manager. She began the role of recruiter-trainer on Jan. 1.

"I am very excited to be able to spread the word about CASA," said Duke. "I am available to talk to any group about the organization and explain what the volunteers do. I don't want anyone to wonder what CASA stands for – in more ways than one. I want everyone to know, and in turn, be a part of this worthwhile organization."

Duke is ready to speak with anyone interested in becoming a CASA volunteer for the Parker and/or Palo Pinto programs, or about speaking at their club or organizational meeting. Phone Duke at 817-599-6224 or email trishaduke@casaofparkercounty.com.

To sign up for the next training course, which begins Saturday, contact Duke by noon Wednesday, Jan. 9.

See more on this story in Wednesday's Democrat.