13 new volunteer advocates, one staff member, and one legal intern completed their 40 hour CASA volunteer training in June at the Dover office. These individuals are now prepared to serve as the eyes and ears of the court room for NH children involved in abuse or neglect cases. Many of these advocates have already accepted their first case, and are quickly using all of the skills learned during training. Between attending court hearings, writing court reports and meeting with their CASA child or children, these volunteers are expected to spend about 10-15 hours a month representing their CASA kid. Congratulations and welcome to this great group!
With the ongoing opioid crisis NH is facing, we are in need of new CASA volunteers now more than ever. The next volunteer training in Dover begins on September 12th. Visit our volunteer page to learn more about becoming a volunteer, and apply today!
Back row from left: Laura Zimmerman of Rochester, Ross Mcleod of Windham, Allison Neal of Barrington, Chris McCarthy of Newmarket, Judith Noonan of Londonderry, Sarah Renaud of York, ME, and John Wadlinger of Wolfeboro.
Front row from left: Laura Grasso Dobson of Dover, Alicia O’Traynor of Portsmouth, Jennifer DuChene of Hampton, Kim Lindstrom of Portsmouth, Anne Ambrogi of North Hampton and Michael Whitney of Portsmouth.