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CASA of Lafayette County seeks volunteers to advocate for children

Erin Smith standing in front of the judge's bench at Youth Court.

Imagine that you are a child of abuse with no trusted adults on your side as you stand before a judge who is about to change your life with his decision. This terrifying scenario is one that the CASA of Lafayette County volunteers are trying to eliminate. CASA, an acronym for Court Appointed Special Advocates, trains volunteers who work on behalf of abused and neglected children as their cases make their way through the Lafayette County court system.

America has more drunk drivers than most countries have people

According to the Mississippi Department of Transportation website, in 2016, drunk driving fatalities represented 18 percent of total traffic deaths in Mississippi. America has more drunk drivers than most countries have people. And each year, more than 10,000 people die on our roadways due to drunk driving. The site says that is the equivalent of 20 jumbo jets crashing each year.