On December 2, 2014 the District Attorney presented Brush Country CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) with a $5,000 check from the District Attorney's Asset Forfeiture fund to provide services for child victims of abuse.
Brush County CASA provides trained and qualified community volunteers who advocate for the best interest of children who are before the Court as a result of abuse or neglect, as defined by the state Child Welfare Laws. Brush County CASA's goal is to place these children in safe, nurturing environments as quickly as possible.
"Many of the child abuse situations are closely tied to drug or alcohol abuse. The use of funds, forfeited from illegal drugs sales, helps society to help these children, stretching every dollar for CASA that much further," stated District Attorney John Hubert. "However," Hubert continued, "without the dedication and plain hard work of the CASA volunteers, it would be meaningless. Their volunteer work is what makes the difference."
The change in the asset forfeiture law in 2013 allowed the District Attorney's
Office to use these funds to support CASA. The Kleberg County Judge and Commissioner's Court authorized the expenditure.
Picture - L to R - CASA representative receiving the $5,000 check from John T. Hubert, District Attorney, made possible by the agreement of the Kleberg County Commissioner's Court and law enforcement drug and laundered currency interdiction specialists.