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8.1.15

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Photos: “Fun in the Sun” Car Show | Acadiana | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, Louisiana The Advocate… side pickup at the ÒFun In the SunÓ car show to benefit Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of St. Landry Parish in Sunset Sunday, July 26, …
Victoria Advocate

There’s urgent need for CASA volunteers

Victoria Advocate

It takes a certain measure of courage and the simple act of an adult helping a child to become a Court Appointed Special Advocate. Becoming a CASA …

Americus Times-Recorder

SOWEGA CASA receives national certification recognizing quality of work for abused, neglected

Americus Times-Recorder

… by the National Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Association. … SOWEGA CASA was founded in 2003, to advocate for the abused and …

wlfi.com

CASA adds more than dozen volunteers

wlfi.com

TIPPECANOE CO., Ind. (WLFI) — It was a joyful and heartfelt day for more than a dozen new Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) volunteers …

Preyer speaks to CASA volunteers – Daily Dunklin Democrat

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The Advocate

Plains Pool Park becomes site of community event – vp-mi.com: Local/State News – Plains Pool

Clark Fork Valley Press

Bridger Clinkenbeard sits and watches the band, Dark Horse, play classic rock and country music for the Court Appointed Special Advocates …

Child advocates name Susan Ashley Judge of the Year – Foster’s Daily Democrat

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Cass County CASA volunteers needed Fremont TribuneCass County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is currently recruiting CASA advocates to speak on behalf of abused and neglected children …
County seeks child advocates York Daily Record/Sunday NewsTHE NEED>> Dewayne Nichols, the community outreach and education facilitator for the York County Court Appointed Special Advocates program, …
TWC News

Death of Young Homeless Woman Demonstrates Challenges of Aging Out of Foster Care

TWC News

As a courtappointed Special Advocate volunteer, Emanuel didn’t spend a lot of time with Leal, but their bond grew stronger as Leal got older.

CASA needs help assisting Coastal Bend children

KRIS Corpus Christi News

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) needs help. They are looking for those who are willing to become a “voice” for children who have been …

Child Advocates seeking Latinos, men to mentor, advocate for foster children San Jose Mercury NewsFounded in 1986, the nonprofit recruits, trains and supports Court Appointed Special Advocates, or CASAs, to provide critical emotional and …

 

Billionaire’s ex not ‘credible’ as advocate for daughter in probate battle MyNewsLA.comHe said she only needs a guardian ad litem — or court-appointed advocate — for eight months because she turns 18 years old next March 9.

WVTM13

DA: parental rights issue will have bearing on abortion request

Times Daily

Authorities said a guardian ad litem has been appointed to represent the … Court officials said the guardian ad litem is an attorney appointed by a …

Alabama officials push to strip pregnant inmate of her parental rights before she even gives birth – Raw Story

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KETV Omaha

Twins rewrite tragic upbringing through rap music

KETV Omaha

Their guardian ad litem said the system failed them, but said the twins’ outlook inspires him. “It’s kind of like they’re crying out, ‘Take a look at my life.

School board meets to discuss pending litigation New Bern Sun JournalThe board and two former Havelock High School teachers are involved in a lawsuit filed on behalf of Glenn Courtney Poole Jr. by a guardian ad litem …
Guardians help children be heard Apalachicola TimesFor 35 years, the Guardian ad Litem program has ensured the voices of thousands of abused and neglected children are heard. These children’s …
AllGov

To Bar Abortion, Alabama Appoints Lawyer for Fetus, Strips Incarcerated Mother of Parental Rights

AllGov

The court has appointed a lawyer (a guardian ad litem) to represent the woman’s fetus. Doe has asked a federal judge to allow her to obtain an …

Judge orders bond increase in guardianship Mount Pleasant Daily TribuneThe order calls for a change in the attorney ad litem and an increase in the bond of the guardian. The order states that the order appointing Lance …
Adoption In The Bahamas – Part 2 – Family and Matrimonial – Bahamas – Mondaq.Com Mondaq News Alerts (registration)Additionally, a Summons seeking the appointment for the Guardian ad litem and an Undertaking by the applicants that they would be responsible for …

 

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Tallahassee.com

Guardian ad Litem shows appreciation – Tallahassee Democrat

Tallahassee.com

Recently the Guardian ad Litem program held its annual Volunteer Appreciation Event. The program and its nonprofit Child Advocates II recognized …

Guardian ad litem volunteers needed in Hernando, Citrus counties Bay News 9The Guardian ad Litem program is seeking volunteers to be advocates for abused or neglected children. The program is looking for volunteers in …
WBTW – Myrtle Beach and Florence SC

Foster kids outnumber Guardians by 3/1 in Horry County | WBTW.com

WBTW – Myrtle Beach and Florence SC

The Guardian ad Litem program is made up of volunteers who protect the wellbeing of foster children in South Carolina. Children are not permitted in …

Taylor files response to removal bid – The Daily Tribune : News Mount Pleasant Daily TribuneThe motion on behalf of Taylor reads that he (Taylor), as guardian ad litem, and before being appointed guardian, researched the whereabouts of the …
Letter: Good dads treated unfairly with child custody laws – Springfield News-Leader Springfield News-Leader… from day one being discriminated against, in many cases even when the guardian ad litem has recommended that the father have 50/50 placement.

 

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The Advocate

CASA of South Louisiana seeks more volunteers to work with children in foster care; training

The Advocate

Advocate staff photo by BRAD BOWIE — Maritza Navarro, advocate trainer and coordinator for the Court Appointed Special Advocate program, seen …

“Light Up the Park” to benefit CASA – News – Beauregard Daily News – Beauregard, LA – DeRidder – Beauregard Daily News

CASA honors volunteers at dinner – Daily Ardmoreite

Info available on being a court advocate | www.thecamarilloacorn.com | Camarillo Acorn – Camarillo Acorn

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Liberty Vindicator

Lubbock children’s advocacy group kicks off volunteer recruitment campaign | Lubbock Online

LubbockOnline.com

That is until she was assigned a court appointed special advocate. The advocate noticed the issue and paved the way for the child to get glasses, …

Minority and male advocates sought for child abuse victims – Houma Courier

Cowboys for CASA nets record proceeds – Gainesville Daily Register

Harbor Country News > News > CASA program designed to help foster children – Harborcountry News

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Victoria Advocate

New school year may mean increase in child abuse or neglect reports

Victoria Advocate

This increase in reports often translates into more children entering the foster care system, and a greater need for Court Appointed Special Advocate …

CASA moving forward in the face of three losses Gainesville TimesInstead of his usual yard work, retired Juvenile Court Judge Cliff Jolliff … and started answering the phones for the CourtAppointed Special Advocates.
The Herald Argus

CASA program gets help from superheroes

The Herald Argus

… Run benefitting Family Advocates CASA and Tryon Farm Foundation. … Family Advocates, which oversees the Court Appointed Special Advocate, …

“Light Up the Park” to benefit CASA Beauregard Daily NewsArea residents are invited to take a walk and “Light Up the Park” on Saturday, July 25, to benefit Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of West …
News Dispatch

Real superheroes – TheNewsDispatch.com: News

News Dispatch

… and neglected children,” said Karen Biernacki, CEO of Family Advocates, which oversees the Court Appointed Special Advocate, or CASA, program.

Drug use seen fueling Vigo’s higher number of child abuse-neglect cases – Terre Haute Tribune Terre Haute Tribune StarVigo County’s Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) program is feeling the effects of the increase; the program and its volunteers advocate on …
Volunteers needed to help neglected children Evening News and TribuneCourt Appointed Special Advocate, or CASA, volunteers are needed to foster relationships with children and help inform judges and other officials …
Benefiting Others – South Bend Tribune: Support South Bend TribuneEDWARDSBURG — The ninth annual dinner and auction to benefit Cass County CASA (CourtAppointed Special Advocates for children) brought …

 

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Volunteer training held for Court Appointed Special Advocates KPLC-TVCourt Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), a division of Family and Youth Counseling Agency Inc. is holding volunteer training. Training was held …
CASA shares voice of hope My Eastern ShoreHe helped me understand what was happening in court and taught me how to … To learn what it means to be a court appointed special advocate, call …
Vermillion Plain Talk

CASA Advocates Sworn In

Vermillion Plain Talk

Joanne Tieman, left, and Rhonda Howe, right, being sworn in as Clay County’s first Court Appointed Special Advocates volunteers at the Clay County …

TheBlaze.com

Iran Deal Exposes Obama’s Fairyland Views

TheBlaze.com

… and volunteers as a courtappointed special advocate (CASA) in her local court system, helping judges make the difficult decision on where to place …

KPBS

San Diego’s Voices For Children Honored For Helping LGBT Foster Children

KPBS

Voices for Children is one of more than 900 organizations designated as courtappointed special advocates — or groups of people trained to help …

Muncie Star Press

School notes

Muncie Star Press

MUNCIE – County judges have hired Ashley Soldaat as the new director of the Delaware County CASA, Court Appointed Special Advocates, program.

Southeast Missourian

Domestic-violence victims can use high-tech notification tools

Southeast Missourian

… Bar-B-Que in Cape Girardeau to about 17 people, including representatives from Court Appointed Special Advocates, Community Caring Council, …

LGBT Weekly

San Diego’s Voices for Children to receive HRC honor for commitment to supporting and serving

LGBT Weekly

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation will recognize the work of Voices for Children, the Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for …

NJ.com

A chance to speak for the children | Editorial

NJ.com

Some of these youngsters are lucky enough to find that special voice in volunteers with CASA SHaW – Court Appointed Special Advocates of …

‘Stories from Childhood’ benefits local nonprofit Children First Online Athens… including CourtAppointed Special Advocates, who advocate for the best interests of neglected and abused children in local court proceedings.

 

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Judges retain ‘absolute discretion’ on guardian ad litem appointments The Augusta ChronicleAugusta Superior Court judges will retain “absolute discretion” over guardian ad litem appointments, despite receiving a list from local attorneys …
Nonprofit Notebook: Guardian ad Litem volunteers needed in Yadkin County Winston-Salem JournalVolunteers are needed for the Yadkin County Guardian ad Litem program. The volunteers will monitor the care and outcomes for children who have …
WTSP 10 News

Not enough guardians for at-risk children in Polk

WTSP 10 News

There are many donated items at the Polk offices of Guardian Ad Litem. In the lobby there is a rack full of handmade dolls, blankets and quilts; all have …

TheBlaze.com

Michigan Courts’ ‘Justice’ in Divorce Proceedings: Detain Children for Refusing to See Abusive

TheBlaze.com

Serious allegations were raised by both parties so Judge Gorcyca appointed a guardian ad litem to represent the best interest of the couple’s three …

WSET

Adopted Children Returned to Smith Home

WSET

James Downey is the child’s Guardian Ad Litem. The Smelsers say he could’ve done more to keep the child from returning to the Smith home.

Patch.com

New Twist in Case of Kids Sent to Juvie for Refusing Lunch with Dad

Patch.com

The two-week summer camp was the recommendation of the children’s father and guardian ad litem. Gorcyca defended the contempt of court charge, …

Letter: The wrong priorities Concord MonitorMy question to the candidates during the upcoming elections is, “What are you doing to fund the guardian ad litem program in New Hampshire, and …
Bradenton Herald

Third foster home dedicated in Manasota Campus in Palmetto

Bradenton Herald

The Gutierrez family attended along with Guardian Angels and Florida … from the children’s court-appointed guardian ad litem and Guardian Angels …

 

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Pro bono spotlight: Guardian ad Litem attorneys give voice to kids Jacksonville Daily RecordOver the past 35 years, the program has had over 30,000 volunteers and represented more than 200,000 of Florida’s abused, abandoned, and …
Legal Broadcast Network (blog)

Guardians Ad Litem Are Not Independent Professional Advisors; Attorney Matt Bracy Explains

Legal Broadcast Network (blog)

It may also involve an independent professional advisor or a guardian ad litem. In this report, attorney Matt Bracy explains the differences between the …

Florida Today

Patrick AFB personnel volunteer to represent children

Florida Today

“They do listen to the Guardian Ad Litem,” Slaughter said of the court. … For more information or to volunteer with the Guardian Ad Litem call …

Tallahassee.com

Community briefs

Tallahassee.com

Recently Guardian ad Litem Circuit Director Deborah Moore accepted over $4,700 and a number of household items from the Akerman Law Firm.

 

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Southeast Missourian

Advocating for children: Court Appointed Special Advocate volunteers give a voice to children in

Southeast Missourian

The national Court Appointed Special Advocate program was designed to ensure that those children have someone who is there just for them.

New Court Appointed Special Advocates Sworn In, June 2015 LaPorteCountyLife.comCASA-Swear-In-June-2015 On June 23rd, The CASA Program, a program of Family Advocates, swore in 6 new volunteers at the LaPorte County …
NorthJersey.com

Belleville resident appointed child advocate

NorthJersey.com

Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children of Essex County, Inc. recently welcomed 24 new volunteers, including Belleville resident Jo Ann …

Refinery29

Why NYC’s Foster Care System is Failing Children

Refinery29

City Public Advocate Letitia James, center, and child advocates hold a press …. When she was volunteering as a Court Appointed Special Advocate …

Local nonproft group Voices for Children recognized for work assisting abused children Bryan-College Station Eagle… find permanent homes for those in foster care, while also pairing kids with adult volunteers known as Court Appointed Special Advocates, or CASAs.
KRIS Corpus Christi News

CASA gets spruced up by employees of SMG American Bank Center, H – KRISTV.com

KRIS Corpus Christi News

CASA, which stands for CourtAppointed Special Advocates, got new paint and landscaping Friday, thanks to employees from SMG American Bank …

Editorial: Volunteer, help a child – Kokomo Tribune

Winnebago County CASA receives grant – The Rock River Times

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Council takes first look at grant requests Victoria Advocate… $4,500 to recruit volunteers for Court Appointed Special Advocates – Golden Crescent and $10,000 for the Food Bank of the Golden Crescent’s Kid’s …

Local CASA office in critical need of volunteers

The Keene Sentinel

As Court Appointed Special Advocates, the volunteers stand up for children enmeshed in family court cases, some of which may stretch over years.

CASA Kid Case – Vernon – The Daily Courier

Ovilla resident named to Texas CASA Board of Directors – Focusdailynews

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CASA readies for playhouse fundraiser The AdvocateThe fundraiser, which raises money for the Capital Area Court Appointed Special Advocate program, gets underway Sunday, July 19, with the CASA …
Liberty National Supports CASA PR Newswire (press release)The Hall-Dawson Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Program helps ensure abused and neglected children have the right to a safe placement …

 

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Motion seeks to remove guardian Mount Pleasant Daily TribuneThe motion filed on behalf of Reynolds calls for the guardian that was … action as guardian ad litem of her (Denise Reichert’s) ex- husband’s estate.

 

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Greenville Daily News

Volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocates help courts with at-risk kids

Greenville Daily News

Judge Charles Simon, center, poses with recently-sworn in children’s advocates Tuesday at the Montcalm County Court Complex; from left, Jeffrey …

Ripley County children need court advocates Batesville Herald TribuneSubmitted photoBecky Stein (right), Batesville, was sworn in as a courtappointed special advocate for children by Ripley County Circuit Court Judge …
Athens NEWS

Runners brave elements to support children at risk

Athens NEWS

CASA/GAL stands for CourtAppointed Special Advocate/Guardian as Litem, and it comprises volunteers who serve as disinterested courtroom …

Superheroes brave rain for a good cause – Athens Messenger (registration)

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Greensburg Daily News

More parental drug use deepens need for child advocates

Greensburg Daily News

While the number of Court Appointed Special Advocate volunteers in the region is increasing, the number of children who need their help is growing …

The Daily Republican

CASA has new director

The Daily Republican

MARION — Williamson County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) is under new leadership. Former advocate supervisor Nannette …

Block party, race will aid CASA program Fredericksburg.comThis year’s race has special significance for CASA, as the Court Appointed Special Advocates program is marking its 25th year of serving …
NOLA.com

Bogalusa City Councilwoman Malinda White to seek state House seat

NOLA.com

Memberships have included the Washington Parish Commission on Human Services, Court Appointed Special Advocate for foster children, board …

Muslim American Society’s Back to School project provides vital backpacks, supplies San Jose Mercury NewsUpward of 200 of those backpacks will be given to Child Advocates of … we are able to tell our Court Appointed Special Advocates volunteers about …
Herald Palladium

Fostering happiness

Herald Palladium

That’s where CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) for Children … “What a CASA volunteer does is advocate on behalf of the best interests of …

South Bend Tribune

Viewpoint: End this epidemic

South Bend Tribune

… been removed from his or her home due to abuse and neglect be appointed a Court Appointed Special Advocate volunteer to advocate for their best …

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Volunteer – CASA azcourts.govVolunteers are everyday citizens judges appoint to advocate for the safety and well-being of children who are victims of parental abuse and neglect.

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