A Degree of Separation
From a Superior Court Judge:
When Rita came into my courtroom, she was angry at the world. Her parents were out of her life and at 16 she had nowhere to turn. I appointed a CASA volunteer to speak on her behalf and changes started happening.
The CASA advocate became the only consistent person in Rita’s life, helping Rita find a foster home that worked. Rita is completing college, has a job and is a self-assured young woman. She is still a close friend with the CASA volunteer. I am certain that without the appointment of the CASA volunteer Rita would be homeless, in an unhealthy relationship or in jail.