With the statewide increase in opioid related cases, 9 more individuals took the call to action to represent New Hampshire’s most vulnerable children in the family court system. To become a CASA advocate, these 9 new volunteers completed a 40 hour training that has prepared them to speak in court, write court reports, develop contacts with important adults in a CASA child’s life, and most importantly make a difference in their state.
They will be assigned a program manager who will assist with any questions they may come upon after assigned to a case, and support them through the challenges that may arise. The advocates chose to write words of encouragement that they believe every abused and neglected child in New Hampshire should know! Thank you, and congratulations to our new advocates!
Group photo from left:
Back Row: Jim Peters of Bedford, Bob Harvey of Sanbornton, Fred Okrent of Pittsfield, Rick Edson of Gilford and Audrey Eisenhauer of Plymouth.
Front Row: Liz Carmignani of Laconia, Sydney Leggett of Gilford, Mary Wilke of Concord and Linda MacDonald of Exeter.