Blog 2017-04-27T15:42:47+00:00

Doreen and Brent: The dynamic duo CASA volunteer team.

Doreen and Brent volunteer for CASA as a team, a rarity that not only prepares them for the nuanced challenges all CASA volunteers face, but also enhances the experiences of each case they handle. The husband and wife duo made a clear decision from the start to “w ork as a team,” Doreen said. While [...]

June 18th, 2017|Tags: , , , |

#Coffee4CASA Brings Community and Volunteers Together Over a Cup of Coffee

The Washoe County CASA Program in the Second Judicial District Court is dedicated to the safety, well-being and best interests of abused, neglected and dependent children who are the subject of judicial proceedings. Appointed by the court, CASA volunteers work diligently to determine what is in the best interest of the child and ensure that positive [...]

December 6th, 2016|Tags: , , , , |

CASA Volunteers Recognized for “Making a World of Difference”

  On December 1, the Washoe CASA Foundation held its annual Volunteer Recognition Dinner to acknowledge and honor the 91 current CASA volunteers who serve foster care children in Washoe County. The night began with hors d’oeuvres, conversation, and music by the Sierra Strings Academy. Businesses and individuals in the community donated items for the [...]

December 2nd, 2016|

Another successful Coffee with CASA information session inspires new volunteers

Our Coffee Information session in October gave prospective CASA volunteers the chance to hear heart-warming tales of experience by some of our current volunteer members. “It's the most gratifying type of volunteer commitment, its challenging…it’s got so many components and so many parts,” stated Susan N., one of our longest volunteers. Susan has engaged in [...]

November 8th, 2016|Tags: , , , |

Washoe CASA Program hosts conference on trauma informed care

On September 31 and October 1, the Washoe CASA Program hosted the 2016 CASA Conference at the Silver Legacy Resort Casino. Washoe CASA Program invited a number of speakers to address the topic of the conference: “Understanding Childhood Trauma.” Nine different CASA programs from throughout Nevada and Northern California attended the conference. On Friday, Dr. [...]

Monthly Coffee with CASA brings experience and advice to prospective CASA volunteers

In our most recent Coffee with CASA sessions, volunteers gathered at Swill Coffee and Wine to share their experience as CASAs. For some CASA volunteers, the program and its mission hits close to home. Franz, a former board member of Washoe County CASA had been affiliated with CASA since graduate school. Franz’s parents were foster [...]

September 26th, 2016|Tags: , , , |