Kathy was the CASA volunteer for two children who had been removed from their home after accusations of abuse and neglect by their parents. Jasmine and Liliana were placed with their grandmother, and when Kathy saw them thriving there she recommended that the grandmother be able to adopt the girls.… Read More »Sisters find home again with the help of their CASA volunteer
Civic engagement and volunteer service strengthens the fabric of our Nation and reflects the true heart, spirit, and goodness of America. National Volunteer Week is an opportunity to recognize and honor the countless individuals who selflessly invest in the lives of others. These ordinary citizens make extraordinary contributions to individuals,… Read More »Proclamation on National Volunteer Week, 2020
For children in foster care whose parents are incarcerated, maintaining connections with parents can be especially tough. Frank, a CASA volunteer was assigned to advocate for siblings Austin and Addison shortly after their mother, Joy, was released from prison.
October 9, 2019 When three siblings whose mother struggled with addiction were removed from their home, the oldest sister was split up from her younger siblings. Rachel, the 15-year-old, had been her siblings’ primary caretaker for many years. Rachel was placed in an institution for youth with behavioral issues; she… Read More »Siblings reunited through advocacy and family support
Ellensburg, Washington (February 4, 2020) – Through best-interest advocacy, Court Advocates for Children and our volunteers make a life-changing difference for Kittitas County’s most vulnerable children. Kittitas County’s CASA program, Court Advocates for Children began in 1985 under the leadership of Kittitas County Superior Court Judge JoAnne Alumbaugh. For over 35… Read More »CASA Needs Your Support