Board member Jeannette Stengel tended the CASA booth at the 2016 Rural Living Expo in Geneva on March 19.
Fillmore County CASA recently sponsored the movie “It’s a Wonderful Life” on Sunday, December 6 at the Geneva Rialto II Theater. CASA provided admission fees, popcorn and a small soda for everyone attending the movie.
CASA also provided popcorn and soda for the movie “Moratorium” on December 23, sponsored by the Fillmore County Coalition.
The ultimate goal of these sponsorships is to introduce CASA to everyone in Fillmore County who is unaware of the CASA program with the intention of recruiting more volunteers.
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.
Several CASA directors from all over Nebraska attended a valuable training session in Lexington, NE, November 19-21. This training was designed to help directors learn new techniques and tools to aid in instructing CASA volunteers. The training class was titled “Fostering Futures”.