|CASA FAMILIES OFFER PRAISE FOR THEIR
takes a special person to become a Court Appointed Special Advocate.
It's not your average person who will spend hours with a child on a Sunday
afternoon or call the Jr. High to get a look at a child's school records.
Your average person wouldn't accompany a child to court, plan several home
visits, or write an efficient court report. Yet, CASA volunteers
are ordinary people--ordinary people with the extraordinary gift of giving.
"It is good to have
that male friend there in my life. For my dad was not there, and
not long ago he got killed, so my CASA has been there for me and I'm lucky
to have him. He is a young, white guy and I am a ten-year old black
boy. But you would think that we are two green people for how we
have gotten along. My grandma says he's a blessing and a Godsend."
"It was pretty neat for me. Can it continue? Please, Please, Please!
Besides some very thankful children stand some very thankful parents. Here are a few comments.
"I could not have asked for a better or more caring person for my child. She was more than a CASA worker. She was like a mother and a very best friend."
"I think the influence that the CASA had on my child was very helpful and will stay with her and me for the rest of our lives".
"It shows him that there are people out there who care about him, plus it gives him the opportunity of seeing and visiting different places that he might not have been accustomed to".
"My feelings are that someone out there cares. That's all it takes is for someone to care, just one."
"I hope CASA continues to do what they do best for kids all over for many years to come."
By Carol Neuberger