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Resources for CASA/GAL Programs

National CASA Transition Update: Thank you to all who joined in the first Member Community Call on August 21. We value your feedback. Many participants asked for more information about the National CASA Strategic Framework. You can read the Framework, as well as information about this transition, at CASAforChildren.org/Transition2014 (program login required).

National CASA Annual Report Posted: The 2013 National CASA Annual Report is now available. Read a letter from CEO Michael Piraino and view highlights and financial information from 2013. Read the Annual Report.

Summer Judges' Page Posted: Family Drug Treatment Courts: This issue contains 20 articles that explain the differences between family drug treatment court (FDTC) and traditional dependency court, show how many drug courts address issues familiar to CASA/GAL programs and contain multiple perspectives on the operation and effectiveness of drug courts. Read The Judges' Page newsletter.

ShopCASA: Purchase CASA-branded promotional items and marketing materials from vendor 3dASAP.

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Program Spotlight: Animation from Nebraska CASA

The Tale of the CASA Volunteer Earlier this year, many in the CASA network enjoyed an animation produced for Nebraska CASA. It was shared by more than a few local and state programs on social media. This animation explained what a CASA volunteer does, and it told the CASA story in a fun and clear way.

National CASA communications staff asked the creator, Dean Kielty, to create a version for national use. We soon discovered that Dean is the son of Corrie Kielty, Executive Director of Nebraska CASA

View the video and read an interview with both Dean and Corrie about the process of creating it.

This National CASA spotlight is the next in a series of articles generated by National CASA regional program officers. This month’s author is Paige Beard, who serves the West Central Region. In future months, we’ll be sharing information about program innovations and best practices from around the network. If you have news to share, please contact your RPO or email the National CASA Communications Department.

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