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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.

All over the United States, adults and children have been quarantined for weeks with people who hurt them.

CASA By The Numbers

  • Children Served Nationally

    261,700

  • National Volunteers

    85,000

  • Connecticut Children in need of Assistance

    4297

  • Connecticut Children with CASA Advocates

    45

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