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1/9/06- Tyler

CASA Board Members Resign

One East Texas non-profit organization is losing board members. Court Appointed Special Advocates has been in turmoil since November. That's when its director was fired, and District Judge Carole Clark declared she would not hear their cases in her courtroom.

Now, the organization has lost 8 board members. Ken George, Former CASA Board Member says, "When the board of directors of CASA voted not to accept the requirements of Judge Clark, which would allow CASA to return in her courtroom, it was obvious to me that the direction the board was taking was not the course of action that I would personally take."

John Carr, Chairman of CASA says, "We valued their input. We didn't always agree on things but it is valuable to have every point of view. It's regrettable that they have resigned but it was their choice."

Carr says CASA has been trying to reduce the number of board of directors and says it fits their strategy.

Karolyn Davis, reporting.


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