CASA of Southern Connecticut recently completed training its third cohort of volunteers. This was the second group trained via the combined online and Zoom format pioneered during the pandemic. CASA of Northern Connecticut and CASA of Southwest Connecticut/Child Advocates, along with Yale Law School 3L student Bianca Herlitz-Ferguson (a CASA volunteer for five years in New York) collaborated.
CASA of Southern Connecticut's ambassadors, Miye Oni and Brandon Sherrod, are discussed--along with an October 15 (October 22 is the back-up date) Zoom forum at which they will be featured.
The Day of New London article about CASA of Southern Connecticut, featuring a volunteer with CASA experience in Illinois who is now eager to be a volunteer advocate in Connecticut
Six new board members, and their professional backgrounds, are described--in the New Haven Register
News about CASA of Southern Connecticut's national Mentoring Grant, toward expanded recruitment, training, and support of volunteers in New Haven County, and eventually also Middlesex and New London counties--in the New Haven Register
National CASA statement that the network "stands in solidarity against any kind of injustice, violence or brutality that inflicts undue harm on or disadvantages another human being. Racism is reprehensible and has no place in our society. In fact, inequality, inequity, and disproportionality exist across all facets of our society, including our work with children who have experienced abuse or neglect.... it’s going to take all of us, working together to make life better for ourselves, each other and the children and families we serve."
For Foster Care Month (May) and Reunification Month (June), Josiah Brown of CASA of Southern Connecticut discusses the CASA movement and year-round need for volunteers--in the New Haven Register/Hearst Connecticut Media.
Amid COVID-19, for Foster Care Month (May) and Reunification Month (June), Josiah Brown of CASA of Southern Connecticut discusses the CASA movement and year-round need for volunteers--in the Connecticut Mirror.
Court-appointed special advocates are relying on the phone and internet to check up on Colorado foster children during the coronavirus pandemic.
All over the United States, adults and children have been quarantined for weeks with people who hurt them.
CASA of Southern Connecticut is participating in the Great Give and #GiveTuesdayNow through the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven. We ask folks to consider donating now and appreciate donations already received! Contributions are encouraged anytime, but unique donors by May 6 will help qualify us for matching incentives.
Like volunteering to be Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA), this is a valuable way to support our work in the New Haven area, with opportunities across the state as well.
We are part of the National CASA/GAL Association for Children and Connecticut CASA Association networks.