CASA of New Hampshire Volunteers Recognized by Governor for Advocacy Work

For the third year in a row, Gov. Chris Sununu has declared April 22 as CASA Appreciation Day in New Hampshire.

On April 6, Marcia Sink, CASA of New Hampshire President and CEO, along with several advocates and staff members, visited the State House to be recognized by the governor. Gov. Sununu read the formal proclamation which honors and recognizes the work of over 600 volunteers who advocate on behalf of children experiencing abuse and neglect throughout New Hampshire.

“Whereas, there are over 600 CASA guardian ad litem volunteers in New Hampshire, who are ordinary citizens with a desire to help children grow up in safe and permanent homes; and whereas, they get to know the children they serve, and make unbiased recommendations about what they believe to be the best interests of the child’s future so that judges can make informed decisions; and whereas, CASA volunteers provide compassion and consistency to children, and use their time and resources to help children navigate through uncertain and difficult times,” declares the official proclamation. The full proclamation can be read here.

CASA Appreciation Day falls during Child Abuse Prevention Month and National Volunteer Week.

“Our advocates are truly deserving of this recognition and praise. Their dedication and commitment to our children and youth, and to the state, is phenomenal,” says Sink. “We are grateful for Gov. Sununu’s longstanding support of the work that our volunteer advocates and staff do to help New Hampshire’s children facing uncertain futures to feel settled in a safe, permanent home,” she adds.