Friday, April 20, 2012

Congratulations Volunteer Award Winners 2012

At CASA's Annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon the following community advocates were lauded for their advocacy:

AF Jones Volunteer of the Year - Pam Coggins

Rookie of the Year - Twyla McKee

Angel Heart - Judy Scripps

Starfish - Andy Malone

Report Writing - Joanne MacCallum

CYFD Employee/Social Worker - Christy Herrington

Mentor of the Year - Debbie Sumrow

Rock Star - Nancy Morales

Blues Bros Mission From God - Judge Charles Currier

Helping Hand - Fred Bennett

Gumby - Bill Jones (for always being flexible)

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Good News Alert! CASA Cause Featured on Dr. Phil Show This Friday

National CASA CEO Michael Piraino and Rosie Burton, a youth with the San Diego Voices for Children program, will be featured on the Dr. Phil Show this Friday, April 20. Rosie shares her experience as a youth in foster care, discussing the risk factors that youth aging out of care face and the support she received from her CASA volunteer. Dr. Phil encourages the audience to visit National CASA’s new micro-site, with a co-branded page specifically designed for Dr. Phil and Robin’s call-to-action to support the CASA cause.

Rosie is also speaking at the National CASA conference, as a participant on a youth panel.

Please share this information with your staff and volunteers so they can tune in to the Dr. Phil Show on Friday! Also, please be prepared to respond promptly to the increased volume of volunteer inquiries that Dr. Phil Shows typically generate. Research demonstrates that the likelihood of interested individuals becoming active volunteers is greatest when contact is made within one week of their inquiry and decreases significantly after that.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Wings for L.I.F.E. - Honoring Heroes on Both Sides of the Leash

Wings for L.I.F.E.
(Life-skills Imparted to Families through Education)

Presented by: Diane Whetzel & “Sage”

Doors open: 5:45pm Close: 6:15pm
Roswell Boys & Girls Club
201 S. Garden

SUNDAY, April 22ND, 2012
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

For Questions call: Shelly @ 317-2042

Free Dinner & Crafts for children in a family friendly environment
(Sitter available)

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Article Discusses Teen Dating Violence

An article published on "The Atlantic" magazine's Web site on March 9, 2012, provides practical advice on how parents can address teen dating violence. Sherry Hamby of the University of New Hampshire based her article on findings from the National Survey of Children's Exposure to Violence, research that OJJDP sponsored. (OJJDP)

Find the article here.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon - Blues Brothers: On a Mission From God

Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon April 10
Blues Brothers:
On a Mission From God

April is Volunteer Appreciation Month. That is why we want to celebrate you on April 10th, 11:30 to 1:30. Come eat yummy food in our Soul Food Kitchen, receive gifts, and relax.

April Happenings

April Happenings

April 6th - Office Closed for Good Friday


April 13th - Staff Meeting (All Day) Office Closed

April 17th and 18th - Abuse and Neglect Court

April 27th - Make Time for Kids 5:30 at the Civic Center

Volunteer Training will be starting in May, let anyone interested in joining know!

American Probation and Parole Association Journal, PERSPECTIVES

The American Probation and Parole Association, with support from the Office for Victims of Crime, has published an edition of its journal, PERSPECTIVES, that focuses entirely on victim issues. It features a wide range of articles, including:

• Crime victims and reentry
• Victims and the juvenile justice system
• Domestic violence and stalking in the digital age
• Technology that benefits crime victims
• Sentencing, corrections and public safety guiding principles for victims

PLUS much more, including some great online victim assistance resources!

You can access this special edition of PERSPECTIVES here.