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2018 National CASA/GAL Conference

Thank you to the nearly 1,300 people who gathered in Boston in March for an invigorating several days of learning and collaboration. We appreciate the contributions of workshop presenters, keynote speakers, partners, exhibitors, sponsors and attendees who made the event a great success.

We also want to recognize recipients of the 2018 National CASA Association Awards of Excellence. Annually, we take the opportunity to highlight programs and individuals at the heart of the CASA/GAL volunteer movement who are demonstrating exemplary service on behalf of America's most vulnerable children. We look for qualified nominees who exhibit dedication, innovation and quality service so we can tell their story of bringing hope to children who have experienced abuse or neglect.

This year's recipients are (with links to press releases):

G.F. Bettineski Child Advocate of the Year Award - Kathleen Cook of CASA of Essex County, Lawrence, MA

Kappa Alpha Theta Program Director of the Year Award - Melynda Jamison, CASA of Lexington, KY, Program Director 

Board Member of the Year Award - Sister Marita Anne Marrah, CASA of Jefferson County, Missouri

The Honorable David W. Soukup Judge of the Year Award - The Honorable JH Corpening II, chief judge, 5th District, Wilmington, North Carolina

Promising Practice Spotlight Award - Richland County CASA of Columbia, South Carolina

State Director of the Year - Andrea Bruns, Kentucky CASA Network Director 


See you in Atlanta!

The next National CASA Conference will be held May 31-June 4, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta. 

Click here to sign up and receive updates when registration opens. We hope to see you there!

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