CASA volunteers sworn in Monday morning

The four new volunteers posed for a picture with the judge who appointed them.

A Missouri program that finds underprivileged children a new home grew a little bigger Monday morning.

The Court Appointed Special Advocates program, or CASA, swore in four new volunteers.

CASA held a ceremony at the Marion County courthouse, where the volunteers took their oath.

These volunteers are responsible for researching the life of an abused or neglected child in court custody and finding a better home for them.

CASA currently has 19 volunteers, but can always use more.

CASA is part of Douglass Community Services.

Anyone can apply to be a volunteer.

Applying includes a full background check and undergoing 30 hours of training.