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CANFIELD, Ohio - A special breakfast honored volunteers who take time to care for abused and neglected children.

Mahoning County Court Appointed Special Advocates, or CASA, are volunteers who care for children in the juvenile court.

On Tuesday morning, volunteers were recognized for their service at an event in Canfield.

"We have attorneys that represent the parents and we have case workers who represent children services and there is no one there to speak up for the best interest of the child and that's where CASA comes in. We speak up for the child," said Dawn Daugherty, CASA Executive Director.

The non-profit organization has 30 volunteers serving 42 children.

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