What's better to do on four Saturdays in March? Four members of the Winter CASA Pre-Service training program: Lisa Kuhmann, Karen Finlayson, Justin Wilson, and LaShelle Lane. Welcome and we so glad you will be joining CASA! The next class starts in April 25..... ... See MoreSee Less
We are pleased to introduce you to our newest CASA Advocate Supervisor, Justin Wilson. He has 7 years of experience in social services and was also a foster parent, so he has an interesting perspective on the work we do. ... See MoreSee Less
Won't you speak up for her in court... We are seeking volunteers for the winter and spring training sessions to become a CASA. Court Appointed Special Advocate for abused and neglected children in Family Court. Contact the CASA office 371-3980 or complete an application through the website CASArochester.org. ... See MoreSee Less
Help our community's neglected children find light in dark hours. Two days after Christmas, six year old Jordan's mother called the police to report intruders in their home. She was seeing and hearing people coming in through the heater in her home. Jordan's mother was taken to the hospital for a mental health evaluation, and a social worker came and took Jordan to a foster home.
When Martha was appointed Jordan's CASA, she gathered up coloring books, crayons, and puzzles and went to visit him. he looked up with sad, tired eyes when she walked in. They played and talked for over an hour as Martha explained who she was and why she was there.
When Martha asked Jordan what he wanted, he answered: "to go home".
Many of our community's children are currently living apart from their families. A gift to CASA of Rochester/Monroe County can help us advocate for these children and provide valuable input as the court system works to reunite families safely or, if that is not possible, provide safe, permanent homes for Jordan and children like him.