National CASA/GAL Announces the 2023 Awards of Excellence Winners and the 2023 Akerman LLP Academic Excellence Scholarship recipient
National CASA/GAL’s 2023 Awards of Excellence winners were announced at a celebration event on Monday, June 12, during the National CASA/GAL 2023 Annual Conference in St. Louis, MO.
The Awards of Excellence honors volunteers, staff, judges, Program Directors and others who have exemplified excellence in their efforts to provide best-interest advocacy for children who have experienced abuse or neglect.
In addition, National CASA/GAL celebrated the 2023 Akerman LLP Academic Excellence Scholarship recipient.
Honorees are listed below; please read more for details on all these inspirational leaders.
The Promising Practices Spotlight Award
CASA of the Fox Cities
The National CASA/GAL Association Board Member of the Year Award
Eric Gerke, CASA of Southwest Missouri
The Honorable David W. Soukup Judge of the Year Award
Hon. Leslie Halligan, Fourth Judicial District Court, Montana
The State Director of the Year Award
Lynne Farrar, Tennessee CASA Association
The Kappa Alpha Theta Program Director of the Year Award
Kim Colby Davis, CASA of Santa Barbara County, CA
The G.F. Bettineski Child Advocate of the Year Award
Christi Osburn, Snohomish County Office of the Court Appointed Special Advocate, WA
The Akerman LLP Academic Excellence Scholarship
Rozi Jurovich, Boise State University
Congratulations to all our 2023 award winners! Read more for details on all honorees.