New Mexico resident Rance Miles is an operations and financial executive serving a group of companies in the dairy industry. In his spare time, Rance Miles participates in various community organizations, including CASA.
Also known as Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children, CASA is a nationwide program that works with abused and neglected children within the court system to ensure their well-being until they are placed in safe and permanent homes. The organization relies heavily on volunteers to support its initiative. In 2013 alone, 238,000 children nationwide received care and assistance from some 75,000 court-appointed CASA and guardian ad litem (GAL) volunteers.
CASA volunteers are comprised of caring individuals who wish to help children in need. Experience in law or social work is not required to become a volunteer. Each person contributing to the cause receives training and support from the organization before and throughout their service. A background check, commitment to serve for the duration of a case, and 30 hours of pre-service training are mandatory for all volunteers.
To learn more about CASA volunteer opportunities, visit http://www.casaforchildren.org.