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Lori Cope, the director of CASA (Court-Appointed Special Advocates) of Hunt County, says the organization that supports children in foster care is concerned that the moratorium on evicting renters from their homes ends December 31, and that it will put more children into situations that may send them into foster care.

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Lori Cope, the director the Court-Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Hunt County says CASA is seeking more men to serve as volunteers in advocating for children in the foster-care system.  Also, CASA is seeking contributions to provide Christmas gifts for foster children being aided by CASA.

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Lori Cope, the director of CASA, the Court Appointed Special Advocates of Hunt County, reports that a major increase in the number of removals of children from their homes, and placements in foster care, has been seen since school resumed and teachers have seen evidence of abuse or neglect.  CASA recently had received reports of 21 child removals from homes since early August, compared to 16 from April 1 through July during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Lori Cope, director of CASA (the Court-Appointed Special Advocates) of Hunt County says the number of new cases they've received since the start of the coronavirus pandemic has dropped sharply.  She says last year from March 15-August 15, CASA had 32 new cases, but this year the number was 18.

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Lori Cope, director of CASA, the Court-Appointed Special Advocates, of Hunt County, says the organization has met its goal of providing Christmas gifts for the approximately 200 foster children in its care.  But CASA would still like to have more gift cards for late additions to the CASA rolls, and for birthdays and other events throughout the year.  CASA was recently named the Non-Profit of the Year by the Greenville Chamber of Commerce.

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The director of CASA (the Court-Appointed Special Advocates) of Hunt County, Lori Cope, says the organization plans to provide funding for foster parents and others to provide fun summer activities for children.  CASA was boosted in this effort by $10,000 raised by the Altrusa Club.  CASA will be having another training session for volunteers in July.  CASA serves children in foster care.

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Lori Cope, the director of CASA (Court-Appointed Special Advocates) of Hunt County, says April is Child Abuse Prevention Month.  Lori says the number of child abuse cases and children in foster care in Hunt County has increased from about 140 at this time last year to nearly 200 today.  CASA provides volunteers who monitor children in foster care and advocate for them in court.

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Lori Cope, the executive director of CASA (Court-Appointed Special Advocates) of Hunt County, says the organization is receiving 2.3 new cases per week in 2017 and the number of children now being represented in  foster-care cases is now more than 200. Lori says parental drug abuse is involved in more than 90 percent of the cases.

CASA, Hunt County

Lori Cope, the director of CASA (the Court-Appointed Special Advocates) of Hunt County, says the organization recently received 14 new cases, involving 25 children.  In Hunt County, CASA is now serving 168 children.  She says CASA needs more volunteers to visit with the children and act as their advocate in court proceedings.  Lori says drug abuse is a major reason why children are placed in foster