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SURVEY SCHEDULE: National CASA state and local programs received an email indicating that the Local Program Annual Survey would be open earlier this week. There has been a slight delay and each program will get an official announcement email as soon as the survey is open and ready for data.

Information about National CASA reorganization: Reminder: You can find all available information about the National CASA transition at CASAforChildren.org/Transition2014 (login required).

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

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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.

This National CASA spotlight is the next in a series of articles generated or suggested by National CASA regional program officers. This month’s author is Michael Heaton, National CASA Program Officer for the Western Region. In future months, we’ll continue to share 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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