See the article in the September/October 2009 issue of AARP magazine titled People Helping People: Profiles of people who volunteer and give back to their communities by Michelle Diament. It features a volunteer with the National Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Association.
So when Harris retired four years ago from the federal government in Fulton County, Georgia, the idea of working for a child-advocacy program seemed a perfect way to continue healing herself while helping others struggle with traumatic losses. As a volunteer for the National Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Association, Harris assists abused, abandoned, or neglected children who are in foster care for their protection, then makes recommendations to the court about how to salvage their futures.
Read the entire article: People Helping People: Profiles of people who volunteer and give back to their communities.
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