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 [...]

Allen: There’s always time to be a CASA

Washoe CASA volunteer, Allen, lives an incredibly busy life. He recently enrolled in a graduate program at the University of Nevada, Reno, is involved with four different on-campus organizations and works a full-time job. However, despite his hectic schedule, he finds time to volunteer for CASA. CASA has played an important role in Allen’s life. [...]

Siblings Donate to Washoe CASA Foundation as Their Birthday Wish

Published by Nevada Business: Jackson and Kennedy present a check to board members Greta Jensen, Fay Miccile, Elisa Ross, and Nathan Kanute Recently, members of the Washoe CASA Foundation Board of Directors met with local twins, Jackson and Kennedy Herzog, to graciously thank them for their heartfelt donation. The twins donated gifts that [...]

November 21st, 2017|Tags: , , , |

Virginia Castleman and the Washoe CASA Book-tober Fair: Kids Just Want to Have Fun

As children, we learn new, critical skills at an alarming pace. It is as children that we learn to understand language, move, and communicate effectively. During this time, the brain is constantly growing and creating new connections that will last for the remainder of a child’s life. Virginia Castleman, a mother and teacher herself, understands [...]