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CASA volunteer Margaret Stewart and others are committed to helping children
Gainesville woman completed 40 hours of training to help make a difference in kids' lives
For the past five years, Margaret Stewart of Gainesville has volunteered her time, serving as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for Hall and Dawson County. She acts as investigative advocate for children in Juvenile Court, talking with the people involved in the child’s and parent’s life. She then reports to the judge about the best interest of the child. Sometimes she spends time with the children at Little House, which is the CASA headquarters. It has room filled with toys for children. - photo by J.K. Devine
Decades ago, Margaret Stewart’s friend suggested she look into volunteering at the Hall-Dawson Court Appointed Special Advocate Program. But her own family — a husband and two now-grown children — and activities kept her busy. “But I kept thinking about it and it intrigued me,” Stewart said.