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Jerry Breen, a retired social worker, and Heidi Roettger, a mother of five, are spearheading an effort to form a local chapter of Court Appointed Special Advocates, CASA. The organization uses volunteers to work with and speak for abused and neglected children. Judy Wiff photo

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A retired social worker and a stay-at-home mom are hoping to bring to western Wisconsin a program that uses everyday citizens to advocate for abused and neglected children.


Jerry Breen, River Falls, and Heidi Roettger, Beldenville, have met with civic organizations to recruit steering committee members to begin forming a local branch of CASA, Court Appointed Special Advocates.

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Judy Wiff
Judy Wiff has been regional editor for RiverTown’s Wisconsin newspapers since 1996. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and sociology from UW-River Falls. She has worked as a reporter for several weekly newspapers in Wisconsin.
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