GREENFIELD — After Kathy Locke retired in 2008 to spend more time with her family, she thought she’d finally have the time to do some volunteering.
But when Locke, 50, of Greenfield, began logging hours as a court-appointed special advocate, what she found felt more like a calling than a hobby to pass her spare time.
Locke has always considered working with children one of her passions. So, when the mother of two heard a friend talk about the C.A.S.A. program, which assigns volunteer advocates to assist in court cases involving children, it seemed like a perfect fit.