14 new volunteer advocates completed their 40 hour CASA volunteer training in June at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon. These individuals are now prepared to serve as the eyes and ears of the court for NH children involved in abuse or neglect cases. Many of these advocates are now on their way to accepting their first cases, and are already using the skills learned during training.
Each volunteer advocate will be responsible for meeting with their CASA child or children at least once a month. Between attending court hearings, writing court reports, meeting with their CASA child, and contacting all adults involved in the life of that child, volunteer advocates are spend about 10-15 hours a month making sure the child’s best interests are kept at the forefront of the case.
Thank you, and congratulations to this great group of advocates!
From the left: Steve Taylor of Holderness, Lynne Witter of Wilmot, Karla Karash of Grantham, Michele Koenig of Wilmot, Deborah Wenger of Waterville Valley, Sharon Weaver of Hanover, Terry Jutton of Moultonborough, Susan Mattson of Grantham, Jean Liepold of Grantham, Betsy Hansen of Lebanon, Dwight Aspinwall of Hanover, Peter Fein of Claremont, Don Jutton of Moultonborough, and Judi Kostiew of Northwood.