3 new advisers named to court advocate board


Three new members have been named to the advisory board of Lucas County Court Appointed Special Advocates.

They are the Rev. Robert Culp, pastor of First Church of God and a former president of the Toledo branch of the NAACP; Shirley Green, a retired Toledo police lieutenant who is the city’s director of public safety and personnel, and Pastor Kathi Pitts, a founder of Cornerstone Church, who supervises its ministries related to families and children. CASA volunteers are trained to investigate and monitor child abuse cases — and to be advocates for victims to get safe, permanent homes and not get lost in the system.