CASA Gains Nine New Volunteer Advocates

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CASA of Berks County is proud to announce the swearing in of nine new volunteer advocates. The swearing in ceremony took place at 4:30 pm on May 24, 2018 at the Berks County Services Center and was presided over by Judge Ullman and Judge Nevius. CASA now has 44 trained volunteers advocating on behalf of abused and neglected children in foster care in Berks County.

CASA, or Court Appointed Special Advocates, is a national organization that trains community volunteers to advocate for children who have been abused and neglected within the child welfare system. A CASA volunteer is appointed to 1 or 2 cases at a time by a judge so that the children have a consistent and compassionate adult presence who will listen to the child and give that child a voice within the court system. Advocating for a child improves the child’s chance of receiving vital services and succeeding in school.

For more information on how CASA volunteers help children in foster care and the long term benefits children receive, call Executive Director Ashley Frank at 610-301-8634, e-mail info@casaberks.org.

The nine new advocates are:
Dana Drissel
Brenda Druck
Harry “KJ” Fry, Jr.
Nicole Celentano Gallagher
Lisa Johnson
Gretchen Schubert
Theresa Sellers
Donald Stripling
Robert Weinmann