CASA welcomed 7 volunteer advocates from the Lancaster training at the end of April. These ladies completed the application process and the 40 hour required training to represent abused and neglected children in the New Hampshire family court system. CASA volunteer advocates serve as the eyes and the ears of the court room. They dedicate an average of 10-15 hours per month to our state’s most vulnerable children.
Their role is to speak on behalf of a child or children who cannot speak for themselves. This involves writing detailed court reports, meeting with all important adults in the child’s life such as parents, foster parents, teachers, counselors and case workers. They also meet with the child at least once a month to make sure that they are representing their voice as best as possible. These 7 women are average NH residents doing extraordinary things for children in need in the Granite State. They finished out their training with positive words that they want to spread to their future CASA children. Thank you, and welcome!
Pictured from left: Angela Callahan of Littleton, Debra Goddard of Berlin, Jennifer Green of Whitefield, Sharon Mountain of Bethlehem, Roseann Buck of Northfield and Annette Lucas of Lancaster.