casa_v_redblue_R_alt_rgb_normalFriends of CASA, this is a compilation of news gathered off of the net for people interested in the Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program, child protection, and child protection systems.

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Bradenton Herald

Lawyers to become ‘eyes and ears’ of judges in new Family Law Guardian ad Litem pilot program

Bradenton Herald

More than two dozen lawyers from the Icard Merrill law firm have signed up to be guardians ad litem as part of a new Family Law Guardian ad Litem …

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Volunteers make a difference in children’s lives

MiamiHerald.com

The Guardian ad Litem Program, a volunteer-based organization, works to advocate for the best interests of our communities’ most vulnerable …

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Lombard Family Law Firm Relocates and Expands Office

Insurance News Net

O’Connell is a court-approved Guardian ad litem for the Eighteenth Judicial District. Lombard family attorneys Angel M. Traub, Chantelle A. Porter, …

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Jamie B. Schwinghamer Appointed to Board of Directors for Voices for Kids of Southwest Florida, Inc.

Naples Daily News

VFK supports the Guardian ad Litem (GAL) Program of the 20th Judicial Circuit, which recruits and trains volunteer child advocates to represent …

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Tallmadge Express

Tallmadge resident Kim Ray named Juvenile Court Volunteer of the Year

Tallmadge Express

She was told that someone who works in the court-based Court Appointed Special Advocate/Guardian ad Litem (CASA/GAL) Program was receiving …

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New law gives voice to neglected, abused kids

Cherokee Tribune

The guardian ad litem determines the child’s best interests through guidelines in the new juvenile code, training and experience and, to some extent, …

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Standard-Examiner

Attorneys argue Vidinhar hearing closure

Standard-Examiner

Second District Juvenile Court Judge Janice Frost heard oral arguments from Aza Vidinhar’s attorney and guardian ad litem, as well as from an …

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Elise Patkotak: Because of FASD, justice takes time in Barrow courtroom

Anchorage Daily News

There was a long time when I was a guardian ad litem with the Barrow court overseeing cases involving children in state custody. I still occasionally …

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The Northwest Florida Daily News

Man sentenced for threatening daughter’s foster parents, others

The Northwest Florida Daily News

He then began calling the girl’s foster parents, their minor child, the girl’s dependency placement counselor, the girl’s guardian adlitem and relatives of …

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Guardian Ad Litem volunteers needed in Buncombe

Asheville Citizen-Times

The Guardian Ad Litem Association of Buncombe County is struggling to fill in gaps in funding and in personnel to make sure no child falls through the …

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Irish Examiner

Children in care had no social worker

Irish Examiner

This follows District Court judge Alan Mitchell instructing the children’s guardian ad litem, Sarah Treacy, to refer the case to Ombudsman Emily Logan …

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Three finalists for open bench spot in Ramsey County

Minnesota Lawyer

He is a former adjunct professor at the University of St. Thomas Law School, and volunteers as a guardian ad litem with the Ramsey County Guardian …

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Santa Rosa Press Gazette

Williams sentenced for stalking

Santa Rosa Press Gazette

… child’s dependency placement counselor, his child’s guardian adlitem and relatives of those persons in which he threatened death, sexual assault, …

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We Can Be Heroes: Athens County CASA/GAL Hosting “Fun Run” June 28

WOUB

The Court Appointed Special Advocates/Guardian Ad Litem program is a local non-profit organization that advocates in Juvenile Court for children …

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Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Gov. Scott Signs Bill Aimed At Helping Foster Kids Get Driver Licenses

WFSU

Covering the cost of insurance is among the obstacles Guardian Ad Litem Executive Director Alan Abramowitz says Florida’s foster kids continually …

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Ask the Lawyer: Can my minor son be questioned under oath?

Daily Breeze

So, yes, your child could have his deposition taken, but if you are the appointed guardian ad litem (discussed below) you can be present, and, …

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voiceofdetroit

SHADY PROBATE JUDGE JAILS MOM, SEIZES DAUGHTER AND ESTATE

voiceofdetroit

Newly-appointed GAL Mary S. Rowan (seated in blue dress) grabs Maulauni Williams’ arm as she berates VOD reporter (r) for covering the story in the …

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YWCA Clark County looking for volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocates for children in foster

The Oregonian

YWCA Clark County’s Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program … The prerequisites for becoming a CASA volunteer are being at least 21 …

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CASA volunteers sworn in

Kokomo Tribune

The latest class of Court Appointed Special Advocates [CASA] volunteers was sworn in for duty on Wednesday inside the Howard County Courthouse …

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Prescott Daily Courier

CASA help needed for baby ‘Kelly’

Prescott Daily Courier

A CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) volunteer is needed to serve as a “Baby CASA” for 1-month-old “Kelly.” The Division of Child Safety …

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Macon County adds special advocates

Herald & Review

DECATUR – A line from a report by a courtappointed special advocate is why Associate Macon County Circuit Court Judge Thomas Little asked how …

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CASA seeking male volunteers for at-risk youth

Gazette.Net: Maryland Community News Online

Court Appointed Special Advocates, or CASA, of Prince George’s County is looking for a few good men to serve as role models and make a positive …

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SurfKY News

CASA of Hopkins County Welcomes New Coordinator, Seeks More Volunteers

SurfKY News

casa (lr) Daphyne Maddox and Chandra SingerHOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (6/17/14) — Did you know 718 children were reported abused or neglected in …

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CASA offers info, compressed training for those who want to help kids

Bakersfield Now

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — Those interested in volunteering with the Court Appointed Special Advocates can grab a free cup of Starbucks …

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Focusdailynews

Duncanville resident sworn in as Dallas CASA volunteer

Focusdailynews

DUNCANVILLE— Monica Gillespie of Duncanville was sworn in as a Dallas CASA volunteer advocate for abused children by The Hon. Diana Herrera …

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Spokes & Suds bike tour to raise money for CASA

Ravalli Republic

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) recruits and trains volunteers to act as advocates for minors who, for reasons ranging from parental …

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Six new volunteer CASAs are at work helping children in need in Greene County

Greene County Daily World

Greene County Circuit Court Judge Erik C. Allen, left, recently administerd an oath to six new Court Appointed Special Advocates, or CASAs, including …

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Prescott Daily Courier

CASA help needed for teen ‘Jenni’

Prescott Daily Courier

A CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) volunteer is needed for 14-year-old “Jenni.” The Department of Child Safety and Family Services …

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Focusdailynews

DeSoto resident sworn in as CASA volunteer

Focusdailynews

DALLAS—Karen Quintero of DeSoto was sworn in as a Dallas CASA volunteer advocate for abused children by The Hon. Diana Herrera, Dallas …

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Golden Crescent CASA seeks volunteers in the African-American community

Victoria Advocate

Court Appointed Special Advocate volunteers are professionally trained to advocate for children like them. They become familiar with one child or …

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CASA to benefit from grant

The Southern

HARRISBURG — Nine organizations of Court Appointed Special Advocates in Southern Illinois, Southeast Missouri and Western Kentucky will benefit …

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Garnati Golf Day for Kids; Event generates money for CASA

The Southern

Over the years the event has generated more than $300,000 in funds for the Child Advocacy Center in Herrin and Court Appointed Special Advocate …

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CASA moving into Janet Martin Legg Home

Mount Pleasant Daily Tribune

The Janet Martin Legg Home in Mount Pleasant is taking on a new role in the community as the home for CASA of Titus, Camp and Morris Counties.

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CASA of Humboldt offers training

Redwood Times

Pictured from left to right, standing: Randal Rice, Luis Castellon, Jeremy Wright, Mary Dowd, Savanah McCarty, Jason Woodward, Judge Chris Wilson, …

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Louisville.com

Bourbon By The Bridge Supports CASA

Louisville.com

The icing on the cake is that this event raises funds for CASA. CASA, or Court Appointed Special Advocates, recruits and trains people to advocate for …

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Help Foster Children Find Loving Families This Father’s Day

The Valley Town Crier

But CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) volunteers from CASA of Hidalgo County can help turn Father’s Day into a time of celebration for these …

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County Public School Retirees Hold Meeting

The Missourian

The program, CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate), was given by Glenda Volmert. With 325 foster children in Franklin County, there is always a …

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Six sworn in as Court Appointed Special Advocates for kids in Morristown

New Jersey Hills

Six new volunteers were recently sworn in as Court Appointed Special Advocates for Morris and Sussex Counties. The new volunteers shown (L-R) …

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CASA Sought for ‘Sandra’

Greensburg Daily News

In order to illustrate and bring awareness to the need for Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteers in our local community, Advocates for …

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CASA celebrates volunteers

Opelousas Daily World

Members of the Louisiana Lakers volunteer their time to serve lunch at the annual Court Appointed Special Advocates Kids Luncheon Wednesday at …

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Moreno, Solis sworn in for CASA

Deming Headlight

Matt Robinson Photo Mayra Solis, left, and Jessica Moreno take the oath to become Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA). Administering the …

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Advocate Media

Dallas CASA’s new facility in East Dallas three times the size of the old one

Advocate Media

In November we mentioned Dallas CASA had announced its 5-year, $37 million campaign, “Abused Children Can’t Wait,” in order to recruit more …

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A voice for children

Princeton Daily Clarion

Above: Sue Knopf in front of the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) office in the basement of the Gibson County Courthouse. Knopf has been …

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Gloversville Leader-Herald

New CASA volunteers sworn in after training

Gloversville Leader-Herald

FONDA – After a formal training period of 30 hours, plus one or two court visits, five new Court Appointed Special Advocate volunteers were sworn in …

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Advocate training nears

Danville Commercial News

DANVILLE — Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Vermilion County has scheduled an advocate training from 6-8:30 p.m. Wednesday at its …

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Tallmadge Express

Tallmadge resident Kim Ray named Juvenile Court Volunteer of the Year

Tallmadge Express

She was told that someone who works in the court-based Court Appointed Special Advocate/Guardian ad Litem (CASA/GAL) Program was receiving …

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Celebrations for Weekend of May 31-June 1

Visalia Times-Delta

It is with great pride that CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Tulare County would like to announce our newest graduating class! CASA’s …

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Become a Court Appointed Special Advocate

idealist.org

Help break the cycle of child abuse and neglect by becoming a Court Appointed Special Advocate with CASA Jefferson, Inc.! CASA Jefferson assigns …

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CASA honors community leaders

The Advertiser News South

MORRISTOWN — Early this month, Court Appointed Special Advocates of Morris and Sussex Counties (CASA) held its Give a Child a Voice …

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AARP Chapter 829-Victoria learns CASA needs volunteers

Victoria Advocate

Diana Sneed, volunteer coordinator recruiter for the Golden Crescent Court Appointed Special Advocates, was the speaker for the day. She told the …

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WILSON: Consider becoming a CASA advocate

Lufkin Daily News

One of the prime organizations in our community to become involved with is Court Appointed Special Advocates. CASA is an organization that was …

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Union County CASA volunteer class sworn in

Suburban News

As more children enter the foster care system the need for more CASA volunteers to represent these children is growing. On Tuesday, May 27, Judge …

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CASA Case of the Month

Verde Independent

A Court Appointed Special Advocate volunteer is needed for 17-year-old “Ellen.” The Department of Child Safety and Family Services (DCSFS, …

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Volunteers offset swelling need for child advocates

Journal and Courier

Local CASA program director Coleen Connor said those new cases don’t count the unresolved cases from last year. More than 200 kids are currently …

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CASA gets and gives the gift of reading

News Sentinel

Rex McFarren, Allen County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) director, said they are trying to encourage the children to read. Reading is a …

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NorthJersey.com

Belleville resident among Essex County CASA advocates

NorthJersey.com

Cynthia Vera of Belleville (front row, third from left) was recently sworn in as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for Essex County CASA after …

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County youth agencies talk improved foster care

Mansfield News Journal

At least, that was the goal behind Friday’s Court Appointed Special Advocate meeting at Richland County Children Services — one of five review …

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Volunteers needed for children’s court

Pressreporter

CASA of West Texas (Court Appointed Special Advocates) is a non-profit agency that provides advocacy to children in foster care. The mission of …

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