This week, KMUW News is telling the stories of volunteers who donate their time and talent to Sedgwick County organizations and nonprofits. Many people do their volunteer assignments year round--not just at the holidays.
When a child is living in an abusive or neglectful home in Sedgwick County, their future is often decided by the family court system. Judges determine whether children will remain at home, stay with extended family or end up in foster care. It’s a lengthy process that can be difficult to understand. But, there are local volunteers who sit side-by-side with some of these children and their families, helping them determine the best option. KMUW’s Sean Sandefur sat down with one CASA volunteer and the family she helped.