Smith County Commissioners Give Grant To CASA

County commissioners approved a grant to help CASA, or court appointed special advocates. The organization will receive $45,000 to hire a new supervisor. It currently has two supervisors to oversee 281 smith county children.

CASA's executive director, Reggie Loggins-Durch says the new position will help them take better care of children in foster care. "We will be able to serve those children like they need to be served. We know that there will be somebody down there seeing them and talking to them. We won't have to rely on calling them and hoping that somebody's telling us the truth."

CASA says the additional supervisor will perform tasks that will save smith county between $150,000 and $200,000.