Social distancing as a result of COVID-19 has made flexibility more important than ever for volunteers and the children they serve. Children are isolated and their families’ health and well-being may be at additional risk. But our CASA volunteers are endlessly creative and are going to great lengths to find… Read More »Maintaining Connections during quarantine
NEWS & Events
Ellensburg, Washington (June 2, 2020) – April 30, 2020, amidst the coronavirus pandemic and stay home – stay safe quarantine Court Advocates for Children virtually celebrated the swearing-in of two new advocate volunteers. During this event, the honorable, Judge Hooper swore in Sandra Martinez and Kendra Simpson. Court-appointed special advocates (CASAs)… Read More »Welcome our newest volunteer advocates.
May 28, 2020 This National Foster Care Month, Charell Star, a board member for Court Appointed Special Advocates, joins the 3rd hour of TODAY via video call to share the ways CASA is helping foster youth in New York City during the coronavirus pandemic.
Real-Life Stories The 2020 Foster Care as a Support to Families, Not a Substitute for Parents Mosaic Video Series was developed by the Children’s Bureau’s Capacity Building Center for States. This series has two suites of videos that each tell a family’s story from multiple perspectives and demonstrate how the connection and support… Read More »MAY – FOSTER CARE MONTH
May 6, 2020 from Tara Perry, CEO, National CASA/GAL Association for Children During National Foster Care Month and beyond, if I could say thank you to every foster family, child welfare professional, judge and volunteer who dedicates their life to over 437,000 children and youth in the foster care system, I would.… Read More »A Message About Foster Care Month
On May 5, 2020 we come together as a global community… To give. To help. To thank. To heal. GivingTuesdayNow is a global day of generosity and unity, a day to come together and give back in response to the unprecedented need caused byCOVID-19, no matter who or where we… Read More »#GivingTuesdayNow
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