CASA of New Hampshire was honored to receive the Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce’s Nonprofit of the Year Award at the 20th annual Eminence Awards. The awards luncheon was held on May 24 at Sky Meadow Country Club in Nashua.
For over three decades, CASA of NH has recruited, trained, and supervised volunteers to advocate for children in New Hampshire who have experienced abuse and neglect. Having a dedicated CASA/GAL means that a child’s best interest in represented in court.
CASA volunteer advocates are typically assigned one case at a time and generally give 10-15 hours a month to help ensure judges have the information they need to make decisions that are best for the child’s future. They play a critical role in breaking the cycle of abuse and trauma.
In the greater Nashua area, 126 CASA advocates were active on cases in the past year. In fiscal year 2022, these volunteers contributed 11,638 hours of service to Nashua’s children.
Statewide in fiscal year 2022, CASA advocates were active on a total of 946 cases, served 1,538 children, and donated nearly 90,000 hours.