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Enotah CASA, Inc.
May 25, 2009

Enotah CASA has enabled me to help children who have been neglected and abused by their families. These children have nonone in their lives to make certain they receive the nurturing and care that will enable them to grow and thrive. The program provides logistical support which helps me learn about the child and the facts of the case. The CASA staff coordinates court dates and provides me with written communication from the court. When necessary, they make copies of my reports so they can be provided to the people (judge, DFCS, parents, attorneys, etc.) who are involved in the case. After thirty-two years in education, this program has given me a way to stay involved with the growth and development of children and allowed me to feel that I am still making a contribution to the future of this country. I feel that I am making a difference in the lives of children who have noone to be an advocate for them.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The children who have been provided with a stable, supportive living environment. I have seen the children's faces when I have told them my responsibility is to be their voice before the judge and the other adults.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I want to continue serving as a volunteer and leave the leadership to those currently in those positions.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The opportunity to feel that I am still contributing to the future of the children I serve through this program.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

People who care about children and have been willing and cooperative in helping me serve the children involved in my cases.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Begin to really make a difference in all the children who need an advocate to help ensure that they get the nurturing and support they need to become successful adults and break the cycle of neglect & abuse.

Ways to make it better...

The government agencies who work with children had staff to provide support to the children involved. Juvenile court had the resources to devote to each case that would help all the children who need support.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Lack of public awareness; lack of financial support; overworked and congested state & local agencies, including juvenile court; lack of options for children who need temporary or long-term living options (our foster care system is totally inadequate)

One thing I'd also say is that...

This program is a wonderful opportunity to help define the future of a child and our country.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & I served as a court appointed advocate for children involved in the juvenile court process.