GREENFIELD — Connie Purcell took on the job of court-appointed special advocate as a way of quietly helping out behind the scenes.
But her advocacy work for Hancock County children has not gone unnoticed, and Purcell will be in the spotlight Monday as she receives the C.A.S.A. of the year award at the organization’s annual gala.
Purcell, 50, of New Palestine, has been working with C.A.S.A. for the past year and a half. State law requires that the court appoint a C.A.S.A. volunteer in every court case involving the welfare of a child. C.A.S.A., which originated in Seattle in the 1980s, is a program aimed at providing the court detailed information about a child’s living situation.