The demand for advocates for children in Vigo County is higher than it has ever been.
CASA stands for court appointed special advocates.
CASA representatives speak up for abused and neglected children.
Right now there are 159 volunteers advocating for 564 children.
In April there were nearly 60 children on the wait list for an advocate and not that number has climbed to about 130.
Drug problems and simple neglect are the main reasons for the ever climbing numbers.
If you would like to volunteer, applications can be found at their web site http://www.vigocountycasa.com/