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CASA Kern County to graduate 20 advocates

Posted at 5:42 PM, Mar 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-10 12:34:40-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The Court Appointed Special Advocates of Kern County is pleased to be graduating 20 new advocates, which marks the 84th class to take their oath. With this class, CASA will have trained and graduated 1,220 volunteers since the doors opened in 1994.

The graduation ceremony will be held March 11 at 6 p.m. at City Centre, 1300 17th St., Room 1A.

This will be the second class to graduate with CASAs new hybrid in-person and online training through CASA University. Trainees spent 21 hours inside the classroom putting into practice the skills they learned on CASA University.

CASA’s Executive Director, Amy Travis, will welcome the graduating class and Presiding Juvenile Court Judge Raymonda Burnham Marquez will swear in the graduates as Court Appointed Special Advocates of Kern County during a special ceremony.