Article by W. Clay Crook-
The Henderson County Chamber of Commerce held their first Business Lunch Training (BLT) for 2019 on February 21st at the TCAT- Lexington. Food Giant sponsored the BLT lunch and Annie Searock, of CASA for Henderson County, was the two minute speaker. She said that there are currently ten advocates for seventy children, and twelve children awaiting advocates at this time. Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) work independently from the Department of Children’s Services. They are members of the community who volunteer their time, make a study of the child’s case, and then take their report back to Juvenile Judge Steve Beal to assist in his review. The special guest speaker was former County Mayor Dan Hughes, who now works for Tennesseans for Quality Early Education, or TQEE. They are a self-funded independent group that works and advocates for…
For the complete article, see the February 27th edition of The Lexington Progress.