APPLETON, WI --Volunteers in Appleton begin training Wednesday to become advocates for abused and neglected kids.
That's through CASA, or Court Appointed Special Advocates for children of Outagamie County.
A juvenile court judge will assign the 18 new volunteers to serve on behalf of the children ater five weeks of training.
"Have them have the tools, the skills, the resources, through the training to be able to understand the court system here in Outagamie County as well as know how to identify what is in the best interest of the child," said Maria Turner, executive director of CASA of the Fox Cities.
In Outagamie County about 225 children per year are appointed a special advocate.