Denton – On May 3, we proudly welcomed 2 new volunteers who’ve made the commitment to advocate on a child’s behalf. In a still closed courtroom, The Honorable Jonathan Newell administered the CASA oath to Ashley Cox of Denton and Stacy Frank of Ridgely. Prior to the official swearing in, Judge Newell noted the important role of a CASA volunteer, saying “the presence of a steady CASA volunteer provides something that we otherwise can’t guarantee in our system”. He acknowledged “it’s a very fulfilling job, although I’m sure at times frustrating and even heartbreaking, but it is very much appreciated”. We are grateful for the commitment Ashley and Stacy have made on behalf of children and youth in the Caroline County foster care system and welcome them as our county’s newest Court-Appointed Special Advocates!