Claremore Daily Progress

Crime/Courts

April 12, 2013

Bradford named Oklahoma CASA Association Advocate of the Year

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CLAREMORE —

“When Ben’s had a bad day on a case or when he just needs a pick-me-up, he goes to a local restaurant where one of the children from one of his first cases works,” Henderson said. “He orders a cup of coffee, gets a hug, and talks to her about her life and what she’s been up to. It gives him satisfaction to know that she’s doing well and that she’s made it safely to adulthood.”
Henderson said Bradford cares deeply about children and isn’t one to give up easily.
 “I’ve offered him plenty of opportunities to take a break, but Ben never gives up and he never quits,” Henderson said. “At the conclusion of one case, he always says, ‘Give me another one.’”
Bradford says the CASA volunteer role is extremely rewarding and fulfilling. 
Tri-County CASA is looking for more volunteers like Bradford, particularly men. If you would like to make a difference in the life of a child, please call the CASA Office at (918) 343-1515. Tri-County CASA is a member agency of the Rogers County United Way.

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