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The National CASA appreciates your commitment to best interest advocacy for abused and neglected children in the court system. We look forward to continuing to serve you as a full member of the National CASA Association. Invoices for membership dues were mailed out on September 30, 2016. Meet the early bird deadline of November 1, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. (PT) and receive a discount. Please note the final deadline is December 31, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. (PT). Pay your invoice. Learn more about your membership benefits.

Accessing National CASA Association Resources

Link to our Menu of Services which will direct you to who to contact on our National CASA staff depending on the assistance you desire. Please keep this list handy for future contact with us. When in doubt about who to call or email please contact Member Services.

The Member Services Unit’s dedicated toll-free number is 855.691.6317, and all functional teams have dedicated phone extensions and email accounts noted on the Menu of Services.

We are grateful for the opportunity to serve you. If you have questions or would like further information about our support to state and local CASA/GAL organizations, please contact Sally Erny, Chief Program Officer.

 

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Network Spotlight: The Peer Coordinator Model

In September 2010 the first class of peer coordinators was trained at CASA of Maricopa County, AZ. As of December 31, 2013 a total of 428 peer coordinators nationwide were actively supporting volunteer advocates. They are coaching, guiding and mentoring advocates across the county. 2015 is shaping up to be a “break out” year for the use of the peer coordinator model in the network.

Over the last year several programs using the peer coordinator model have initiated internal reviews, evaluations, and surveys of their successes and challenges with the model.

Read their results and reflections on the model in this new article.


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