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CASA for Douglas County is excited to announce Pam & Lyle Knox as the 3rd Annual CASA Classic chairs! 

Join Pam & Lyle and support CASA for Douglas County as we take a swing at providing a CASA Volunteer for every child impacted by the Child Welfare System who is in need of consistent support.

Kelli Eastman has been a CASA for 2 years and recently started on her 3rd case. Thank you, Kelli, for all that you do! 

Deb Ponec has only been with CASA since July 2021, but her passion is clearly visible, and she is already making a big impact. The youth on her second case will also thrive because Deb has said “YES”. Thank you, Deb, for your commitment to CASA and for making such an impact! 

Karen McClelland has been on her case for three years. She has a strong relationship with the boys, her team, and foster mom. Within the past few months, with adoption on the horizon, the oldest boy has been struggling with this idea. Because of this CASA, the boys still have a chance to find a forever home!

Katy Gonzalez was sworn in in March 2021 and took over for a CASA who had been on the case for over 2 ½ years.  When Katy accepted the case, the youth ran from her placement the day before she was scheduled to meet with her. Katy had a hearing on December, and because of this CASA, the youth had a voice in court.

Tricia Lovejoy was recently sworn in and accepted her first case.  She was assigned a teen boy with 4 brand new entries on his juvenile criminal history in 3 different counties. 

Debra Raymond is the advocate for 6 of the 9 children on her case.  She has been the advocate for over a year and the case was moving in the direction of reunification.  There are a lot of moving parts.

Chad Couillard has been a Court Appointed Special Advocate Volunteer since 2018. Since becoming a CASA volunteer, he has advocated for 3 children, one who has since reunified with their biological family. Chad shares that volunteering as a CASA is truly one of the most rewarding experiences he has had in his life.

Over 500 kids in foster care need your help to make the holidays a little brighter. Recruitment Coordinator Jordan Fletcher shares the impact that this annual event can have in a child's life and the importance of community support.

Michele has been a CASA Volunteer since 2017. She was inspired by a desire to see more representation for African American girls and to make a positive impact on the entire community. Learn more about her advocacy experience.