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Volunteers ensure abused children have a voice


October 4, 2020

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — During the last 15 years, Jackie Kuskie has helped a lot of children.

Kuskie recently retired from her work as a Court Appointed Special Advocate. CASA volunteers often work closely with young people who are the victims of abuse or neglect.

She told The Grand Island Independent she did the work "because I love children. I think every child deserves a childhood they want to remember."

The volunteers are appointed by a judge to advocate for a child's best interest in court. Those kids can be up to 19 years old.

CASA volunteers work with the child on a long-term bas...

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