We're celebrating! Volunteer Advocates, Board of Directors & community partners are invited to join us.
The Mock Trial is the conclusion of intensive training to become a Child Advocate (guardian ad litem.) The Honorable John Kutzman will preside and swear volunteers in as Officers of the Court.
CASA invites you to the Stay at Home Garden Party which allows you to enjoy an evening at home with family and friends - the seeds to start your own garden are on us. Then make a donation to CASA. The going rate for a fundraising event is about $90 per person.
Your contribution will support the work of volunteer Advocates who make positive futures happen for children who have suffered abuse or neglect. And, you will have spent quality time with those you care about the most.
If you haven't received your invite, we'll be happy to get the invitation and a packet of Cosmos seeds to you right away. Contact us here.
Or, you can make your Garden Party donation right here.
CASA 101. It's all about advocating for kids who need a voice. No experience necessary. Caring for kids required.
A group by and for current guardians ad litem (only.) Please inform the CASA office of your attendance plans.
Kick off Child Abuse Prevention Month on Virtual Wear Blue Day. Wherever you may be you can join the community in a show of solidarity and cooperation to prevent the cycle of child abuse. Post your picture or video on social media #wearbluegf and challenge your friends and family to do the same. Post to CASA-CAN Facebook too, so everyone can see! We look forward to seeing you online!
We are accepting applications today for a seat at the table. Contact us for more information.
Lisa, Frank & Jonna join the volunteer Advocates and the Board of Directors to invite you to the CASA Community Open House
The Great Falls Rescue Mission will show CASA Advocates the facilities of its newest addition - the Cameron Family Center. It's an opportunity to learn more about the services offered to the parents and families pass who through these doors.
Tour guide: Bill Salonen
Lunch is on the house! Open to CASA Advocates only.
Please let the CASA office know your attendance plans. Counts as 2 hours towards annual training requirements.
We plan to reschedule at a future date.
More and more parents of the children CASA serves are participating in Drug or Veteran's Court. The premise is to prevent crime, save money, ensure compliance and restore families. Information from the National Association of Drug Court Professionals: http://www.nadcp.org/learn/facts-and-figures
Presentation by Judge Greg Pinski
Contact CASA with your attendance plans. Counts as 2 hours towards annual ongoing training.
We plan to reschedule at a future date.
The whole idea is to reunify families. The Court Assessment Program of the Montana Supreme Court offers the parent an opportunity to talk about important issues related to their case before the first hearing ever happens. Parents, their attorneys, Child Protection and their attorney and the CASA talk about everything from the placement of the child to visitation to treatment options for the parent and family.
Presenters: John Guinn/Julie Burk & Allen Lanning
CASA will provide lunch.
Notify CASA office of attendance plans. Counts as 2 hours toward annual training requirements.
- The role of the guardian ad litem
- Montana law as it pertains to youth in need of care
- Culture & Diversity
- Family dynamics & issues that children and families face
- Understanding & communicating with children
- Nuts & bolts. How to plan, record and report to the Court
- CASA-CAN policies and procedures
Topics are presented by local professionals, experienced guardians ad litem and CASA-CAN staff
The Chafee Foster Care Independence Program offers assistance to help current and former foster care youths achieve self-sufficiency, assisting youth in a wide variety of areas designed to support a successful transition to adulthood. Activities and programs include, but are not limited to, help with education, employment, financial management, housing, emotional support and assured connections to caring adults for older youth in foster care. The program is intended to serve youth who are likely to remain in foster care until age 18, youth who, after attaining 16 years of age, have left foster care for kinship guardianship or adoption, and young adults ages 18-21 who have "aged out" of the foster care system.
Presenter: Stacie Eckenstein, Kairos Youth Services
Contact CASA office with attendance plans. Counts as 2 hours toward annual training.
Opportunity for CASA Advocates of varying experience to share and gain support from others doing the same work and walking in the same shoes. Open to CASA guardians ad litem only.
Contact the CASA office with attendance plans.
Open to CASA Advocates only due to the confidential nature of information shared
Counts as 2 hours towards annual training requirement.
The Inaugural Caesar Showdown is happening at the Do Bar - if you make an awesome Caesar, contact Mike @ 727-0388 to enter your special concoction. If you lean more toward the tasting side of things you'll want to be there on 8.27 to sample the wares. Proceeds benefit the work of CASA-CAN volunteers who advocate for children who have suffered abuse. Many thanks to the Do!