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Seventeen everyday people became exceptionally special to abused and neglected children on May 16, when they took an oath to serve as  Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA). They swore to be an effective voice for children in foster care and to give them a say on what happens with their life. The volunteers successfully completed training so they would have the skills needed to speak up for foster kids. The CASA volunteers serve a very important role to provide information to judges in court on abuse and neglect cases.

The CASA program recruits, screens, trains and supports volunteers to represent the best interests of hundreds of foster children annually. The advocates represent the children in school, family team meetings, and in court. Volunteering for the program involves a two-year commitment and a willingness to spend quality time with the children to advocate for them. In 1980, Judge John Mendoza led the creation of the Clark County CASA Program. The CASA mission continues to be fully supported by Family Court judges.

For those interested in volunteering with CASA, monthly orientations are held on the third Wednesday of each month to provide more information about the program. Upcoming orientations will be held at the Government Center, 500 S. Grand Central Pkwy. For more information about the program please call 702-455-4306, visit www.casalasvegas.org or Facebook at www.facebook.com/#!/CASALasVegas.

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Children who are in foster care face daunting challenges. They are generally traumatized by abuse and neglect and have to face their day-to-day lives with constant uncertainty. A Light of Hope Ceremony was held at the Eighth Judicial District Family Court to illuminate the need for volunteers to advocate for the nearly 3,300 abused and neglected children who are receiving services under the supervision of Family Court.

“I would like to call on college students, retirees, those who want to make a difference and have a little time to spare to attend one of the CASA information session and learn how they can really have a positive impact on a young life,” said Family Court Judge Frank Sullivan, who oversees the CASA program. “By volunteering a just a few hours a week to serve as a CASA, volunteers can really make a positive impact on the life of a child.”

The CASA program recruits, screens, trains and supports volunteers to represent the best interests of hundreds of foster children annually. The advocates represent the children in school, child and family team meetings, and in court. Volunteering for the program involves a two-year commitment and a willingness to spend quality time with the children to advocate for them. In 1980, Judge John Mendoza led the creation of the Clark County CASA Program. The CASA mission continues to be fully supported by Family Court judges.

“Each time we swear in new CASA volunteers, we are grateful that they are willing to speak up for abused and neglected children. We are also reminded of how many more volunteers are needed to provide a voice for every child in foster care,” said Presiding Family Court Judge Charles Hoskin.

For those interested in volunteering with CASA, monthly orientations are held on the third Wednesday of each month to provide more information about the program. Upcoming orientations will be held at the Government Center, 500 S. Grand Central Pkwy. For more information about the program please call 702-455-4306, visit www.casalasvegas.org or Facebook at www.facebook.com/#!/CASALasVegas.

Foster care Alumni of America member Judy Tudor explains shares how her CASA helped her through dark times and good times https://youtu.be/6q5VcIwnn3Q

 

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Children who are in foster care face daunting challenges. They are generally traumatized by abuse and neglect and have to face their day-to-day lives with constant uncertainty. A Light of Hope Ceremony will be held at the Eighth Judicial District Family Court on Monday, Apr. 11 at noon, in courtroom 9, 601 N. Pecos Road that will offer enlightening information on  many ways that individuals can impact the life of an abused and neglected child. The special candle-lighting ceremony will illuminate the need for volunteers to advocate for the nearly 3,500 abused and neglected children who are receiving services under the supervision of Family Court. April is Child Abuse Prevention And Awareness Month and a great time to consider volunteering  as  a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) to help the abused and neglected childdren in our community.

The focus this year is to make a difference in the lives of children in foster care. “I would like to call on college students, retirees, those who want to make a difference and have a little time to spare to attend one of the CASA information session and learn how they can really have a positive impact on a young life,” said Family Court Judge Frank Sullivan, who oversees the CASA program. “By volunteering a just a few hours a week to serve as a CASA, volunteers can really make a positive impact on the life of a child.”

The CASA program recruits, screens, trains and supports volunteers to represent the best interests of hundreds of foster children annually. The advocates represent the children in school, child and family team meetings, and in court. Volunteering for the program involves a two-year commitment and a willingness to spend quality time with the children to advocate for them. In 1980, Judge John Mendoza led the creation of the Clark County CASA Program. The CASA mission continues to be fully supported by Family Court judges.

“Each time we swear in new CASA volunteers, we are grateful that they are willing to speak up for abused and neglected children. We are also reminded of how many more volunteers are needed to provide a voice for every child in foster care,” said Presiding Family Court Judge Charles Hoskin.

For those interested in volunteering with CASA, monthly orientations are held on the third Wednesday of each month to provide more information about the program. Upcoming orientations will be held at the Government Center, 500 S. Grand Central Pkwy. For more information about the program please call 702-455-4306, visit www.casalasvegas.org or Facebook at www.facebook.com/#!/CASALasVegas.

 

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Remember the good old days when you were a young law students looking to practice your craft in a mock trial? Remember the anticipation and excitement? A new crop of fresh-faced young students is experiencing those same feelings and they need the benefit of your wisdom, experience and legal acumen as a volunteer mock trial judge for upcoming competitions. It’s a win-win for you to volunteer. You get a new perspective, sharpen your skills, meet new people, plus feel good about giving back. Check out the below links to learn more and sign up.

Rebel-Trojan Mock Trial Tournament on Saturday/Sunday Jan. 23-24; UNLV Boyd School of Law http://www.uscmocktrial.org/rebeltrojan/

Client Counseling Competition Friday/Saturday Feb. 5-6; UNLV Boyd School of Law http://www.uscmocktrial.org/rebeltrojan/

Nevada State Bar sponsored “We the People” Competition; Saturday Feb. 6; West Tech

Nevada State Bar sponsored High School Mock Trial Southern Regionals are Feb. 13 at the Regional Justice Center http://www.nvbar.org/content/mock-trial

Nevada State Bar sponsored High School Mock Trial Nevada State Finals are March 4-5 at the Regional Justice Center http://www.nvbar.org/content/mock-trial

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