BG Human Relations Commission gives Wood County CASA Honor Roll Award


The City of Bowling Green Human Relations Commission will award Wood County CASA with the Honor Roll at the June 12 council meeting.

The Honor Roll recognizes people or organizations in the community who make significant efforts for the betterment of human relations and promote respect and diversity within our community. Court Appointed Special Advocate is a nation-wide program that began in 1977 to assist judges with decisions of the court involving children who have experienced abuse or neglect.

Wood County has had a CASA program since 1988 and recruits and trains volunteers to advocate for these children in Wood County.

CASA volunteers work closely to develop relationships with the children they are serving and gather information from their parents, caregivers, teachers, counselors, and medical professionals and compile them into recommendations for Wood County Juvenile Court Judge David Woessner.

The volunteers are trained on important issues, including an emphasis on reunification and kinship care, differences in physical abilities, developmental delays, substance abuse, mental health, diversity, and poverty.

The Wood County CASA volunteers not only provide support to the vulnerable children in our community but also serve as a spokesperson for the next generation of young people in Bowling Green.

For more information, visit or call 419-352-3554.

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