Swearing-in Ceremony for New Volunteer Advocates

Swearing-in Ceremony for New Volunteer Advocates

On Tuesday, November 4th, twenty-one new volunteer advocates took the oath of office as it was administered by the Honorable Hilary Chittick at a ceremony held at Pardini’s. In the following weeks new advocates met with their advocate supervisor for an introduction to their case and to set up initial meetings with the children, foster care providers and social worker. A total of 35 additional children will benefit from having an advocate as a result of the class of Fall...
JD Food Sponsors Information Lunch

JD Food Sponsors Information Lunch

In November, JD Food sponsored an information lunch to help others learn more about CASA. “JD Food is an independent, family owned, broad line food service distributor based right in the agricultural heart of California.” We are grateful to JD Food for sponsoring this information lunch and for their financial support for CASA of Fresno and Madera...
Fresno County Dependency Court Judges Lead November Continuing Education Class

Fresno County Dependency Court Judges Lead November Continuing Education Class

Judge Mary Dolas and Judge Brian Arax were present to share their insight on the role and workings of Fresno County Dependency Court and provide some helpful advice to CASA and our volunteers. In addition to answering questions from the 27 advocates in attendance, we asked the Judges, “What drives you to do what you do?” “What feedback do you have that could help advocates be effective?” “Based on your experience, what is the value of the advocate’s court...
2014 Holiday Toy Drive Great Success!

2014 Holiday Toy Drive Great Success!

The 2014 Holiday Toy Drive was a great success! The generosity of employees from participating businesses and organizations generously filled the gift requests of foster children associated with CASA in Fresno and Madera Counties.   Thank you to all participating organizations whose employees, members and customers made this a brighter holiday season for our children.   Fresno State Athletics (Student Athletic Advisory Council) Aetna Insurance Department of Fish & Game Orloff’s Jewelers EECU City of Fresno – Information Services Department City of Fresno – Waste Water Kappa Alpha Theta Phi Mu Dowling Aaron, Inc. CRMC Pediatrics Golden Valley Chamber of Commerce Employees of State Compensation Insurance Fund   We also thank volunteers from Kappa Alpha Theta and Craig School of Business and all our advocates who helped wrap over 370...