The Fillmore County CASA program has just been awarded re-certification by the National Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Association. This certification is awarded every 5 years. It recognizes that Fillmore County CASA is in compliance with National CASA’s high standards for quality child advocacy.
According to Michael Piraino, CEO of the National CASA Association, “The National CASA quality assurance process is very rigorous and reflects our commitment to ensure every child we serve has the most powerful volunteer advocate working on their behalf. This certification says that Fillmore County CASA has demonstrated to a a strong capacity to provide excellent services to the abused and neglected children within their community.”
Currently there are 13 children in Fillmore County who were removed from their home due to abuse or neglect. Ten of those children have a CASA volunteer advocate. If you are interested in becoming a VASA volunteer, please contact director Deborah Mohlman at (402) 759-4975.