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So far Jenna Dewar has created 50 blog entries.

Joan: A CASA Volunteer’s Perspective on Her Unique Role

Joan, a CASA since last October, shared her thoughts as a newly trained volunteer. A previous foster parent, Joan is passionate about the well-being of these children. With 900+ children in our Washoe County foster system, Joan has whole-heartedly volunteered her time to advocate for three of them. It’s a challenging volunteer experience she finds [...]

By |2017-10-01T17:03:29+00:00October 1st, 2017|General Blog|0 Comments

Debbie: The Importance of CASA Volunteers

“You are special as a CASA because you are doing something special.” CASA volunteer, Debbie, first heard about the organization 25 years ago, when she was a professor at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Arizona. She immediately knew that she wanted to become a CASA, but at that point, she did not have the time to [...]

By |2017-10-01T17:00:25+00:00October 1st, 2017|General Blog|0 Comments

Nathan: How foster kids can be affected by CASA

This year’s Reno Young Professional Network’s “Twenty Under 40” Awards list of finalists has includes a familiar name - Nathan Kanute; see the announcement.    Since April 2016, Nathan has been serving on the Washoe CASA Foundation board, and currently acts as Secretary. Nathan and his wife have been foster parents since 2014 and have [...]

By |2017-10-01T17:01:00+00:00October 1st, 2017|General Blog|0 Comments

Jenna Dewar named finalist in 2017 Governor’s Points of Light Awards

Nevada Volunteers, the Governor’s Commission on Service, announced the finalists of the 2017 Governor’s Points of Light Awards, the highest honor bestowed on a volunteer in Nevada. Local CASA and Washoe CASA Foundation Board Chair, Jenna Dewar, was selected as a finalist in the Northern Nevada Individual Volunteer category. Read the complete announcement and list [...]

By |2018-11-17T16:18:56+00:00August 10th, 2017|General Blog|0 Comments

Chris: Sharing the need for male volunteers and more outreach

It was clear to Chris when he started training that he was destined to be a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA), even though he knew nothing about the organization for the majority of his life. After many informative training sessions, Chris was ready to be appointed to his first case as a CASA volunteer. He [...]

By |2017-08-10T04:57:51+00:00August 9th, 2017|General Blog|0 Comments

Lauren: A CASA volunteer’s small acts can make a big difference.

In just a year and a half as a CASA volunteer, Lauren has learned that not every problem can be fixed so easily. Rather, she has discovered what matters most: consistently providing advocacy, direction, and love to each case she handles. “All you have to do to make a difference is to be there for [...]

By |2017-07-28T20:19:13+00:00August 1st, 2017|General Blog|0 Comments

Are you receiving the Washoe CASA Foundation newsletter?

Each month, the Foundation distributes an email to our community supporters.  Our newsletters often highlight key marketing efforts including CASA Volunteer blogs, news and radio spotlights, and other big news.  We love highlighting all of the great work of our CASA Volunteers, the Program, and the Foundation.  Visual samples of the July newsletter are included [...]

By |2017-08-04T17:37:22+00:00July 30th, 2017|CASA Only Blog|0 Comments

Welcome to the Volunteer Only Website for Washoe CASAs!

Welcome to our Volunteer Only website tab - created just for you, our valued CASA Volunteers.  We hope you enjoy having all of this information right at your fingertips! Have an idea or interested related to the website or content included, we value your suggestions – please reach out at or 775-574-8820   Things [...]

By |2017-08-04T17:34:28+00:00July 29th, 2017|CASA Only Blog|0 Comments

Jenna: Advice for volunteers from a seasoned CASA veteran

“The feeling that you get when you are in the courtroom is so incredibly life changing because as a volunteer, you get to witness all of the hard work spent working with this child and often see the hard work result in a wonderful outcome. The Judge looks at you and values you in the [...]

By |2017-07-28T20:19:39+00:00July 28th, 2017|General Blog|0 Comments

Aaron: A CASA bringing new life experiences and support to his CASA child.

“This has been a long journey for him -- I have been his assigned his CASA for more than two years, and though the plan is getting him adopted, things take time,” said Aaron, a Washoe County Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteer. Children without a CASA are often in the system 8 months or [...]

By |2017-06-18T18:08:46+00:00July 3rd, 2017|General Blog|0 Comments