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CASA Day at the State House brings together volunteers and legislators

CASA staff members and volunteers attended CASA Day at the State House, an annual event aimed at bringing together volunteers for the nonprofit and state legislators. Pictured are Northeastern Indiana CASA staff members, Brooke, Kirby and Abby.

CASA staff members and volunteers attended CASA Day at the State House, an annual event aimed at bringing together volunteers for the nonprofit and state legislators. Pictured are Northeastern Indiana CASA staff members, Brooke, Kirby and Abby.

INDIANAPOLIS — A sea of blue T-shirts filled Indiana’s State House Tuesday for CASA Day at the State House, an annual event aimed at bringing together state officials and CASA staff and volunteers.

Throughout the day, representatives from various state offices shared the importance of advocating for the best interest of foster children. CASA advocates were able to interact with legislators about important issues facing children.

Indiana Chief Justice Loretta Rush, Senate President Pro Tem Rodric Bray, and Representative Wendy McNamara was in attendance to thank volunteers for their service. More than 4,700 CASA volunteers in 84 Indiana counties advocated on behalf of nearly 26,500 children in 2018.

Senate President Pro Tem Rodric Bray addresses the group of CASA volunteers and staff members.

Senate President Pro Tem Rodric Bray addresses the group of CASA volunteers and staff members.

Representative Wendy McNamara was in attendance to thank volunteers for their service.

Representative Wendy McNamara was in attendance to thank volunteers for their service.

Brooke, Kirby and Abby are pictured with Representative Chris Judy and Representative David Abbott.

Brooke, Kirby and Abby are pictured with Representative Chris Judy and Representative David Abbott.

Brooke, Kirby and Abby are pictured with Representative Ben Smaltz.

Brooke, Kirby and Abby are pictured with Representative Ben Smaltz.

CASA State Director Leslie Dunn speaks at CASA Day at the State House.

CASA State Director Leslie Dunn speaks at CASA Day at the State House.

CASA staff members and volunteers that attended CASA Day at the State House were able to hear from Indiana Chief Justice Loretta Rush who thanked volunteers for their efforts in advocating for children.

CASA staff members and volunteers that attended CASA Day at the State House were able to hear from Indiana Chief Justice Loretta Rush who thanked volunteers for their efforts in advocating for children.

Northeastern Indiana CASA staff members were able to meet state legislators at CASA Day at the State House. Pictured are Kirby, Brooke and Abby with Indiana Senator Dennis Kruse.

Northeastern Indiana CASA staff members were able to meet state legislators at CASA Day at the State House. Pictured are Kirby, Brooke and Abby with Indiana Senator Dennis Kruse.

Look at all the Indiana CASAs who came out for CASA Day at the State House.

Look at all the Indiana CASAs who came out for CASA Day at the State House.

CASA Volunteers filled the top balcony of the Indiana House of Representatives.

CASA Volunteers filled the top balcony of the Indiana House of Representatives.