Kathryn Nutting Featured On HolyCross.edu
By Caroline Shannon
Child abuse and neglect is a tough problem that takes even tougher people to address it.
Kathryn Nutting ’17 is one of those people.
The psychology major, who has volunteered for years at CASA, a nonprofit committed to advocating for abused or neglected children, applied to become a court appointed special advocate as soon as she turned 21 — the earliest possible age volunteers are eligible for training and certification.
“This is a way for me to get involved with something that I care about but at a very personal, individual level,” she said.
CASA has been a part of Nutting’s life for as long as she can remember. Her mother, Lynn Barrieau, serves as the assistant director of the Worcester CASA office, which works in conjunction with the juvenile court system and the state’s Department of Children and Families. In recent years Nutting has volunteered at the office performing odd jobs, and she worked with the CASA golf tournament to raise funds for the organization’s operating budget.