April 2020 – Child Abuse Awareness Month

2020 Child Abuse Prevention Month MAKING THE CHILDREN IN OUR AREA SAFER BY EDUCATING THE PUBLIC, STRENGTHENING COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS, AND EQUIPPING THE COMMUNITY FOR ACTION. Washoe CASA’s Virtual Pinwheel Garden April is Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) Month, a time to act collectively to raise awareness and empower people across the nation to play [...]

April 4th, 2020|

We need a few good men to advocate for foster kids, says CASA volunteer

The opinion column below was written by Mike Antonucci, a court appointed special advocate in Washoe County for children in foster care.  Find the original post on the Reno Gazette Journal website. A few good men can make an extraordinary difference. This is about the search for many such men. The Washoe CASA Program is [...]

May 10th, 2019|Tags: |

2018 CASA Volunteer Recognition Dinner

The 2018 CASA Volunteer Recognition Dinner was a success!  On September 13th, we spent our night celebrating Washoe County's more than 100 local CASA volunteers. Thanks to Laura Reaney of Reaney Photography for the wonderful pictures we have to share with you. Find some of our favorites below!  We'll see you next year! Programs [...]

A Very Special Day

I’ve had the privilege of attending a couple of adoption proceedings at the Washoe County Second Judicial Court through my work with both the Washoe CASA Foundation and the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judge (NCJFCJ). Seeing the final step in the adoption process is quite emotional (e.g., I’m not crying, you’re crying!). [...]

June 27th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , |

Barnes & Noble Reno Delivers Books and Toys to Second Judicial Court Benefiting Foster Care Children

On the heels of the successful Washoe CASA Book-tober Fair held at Barnes & Noble Reno in October benefiting the Washoe CASA Foundation, Barnes & Noble has delivered kindness once again. Barnes & Noble Reno recently provided the Washoe County Second Judicial District Court, Family Division, with books and toys to benefit children and adults attending hearings at [...]

December 10th, 2017|Tags: , , |

Justin: A CASA who values protecting the family relationships

Almost ten years ago, Justin obtained legal guardianship of a surrogate family member, a 15-year-old boy who had just lost his mother to cancer, suffered from severe depression, struggled in school, and wanted to live with different relatives. Over the course of two years, through his interactions with this teenager’s guardian ad litem, Justin became [...]