G.F. Bettineski Child Advocate of the Year
The G.F. Bettineski Child Advocate of the Year award recognizes an outstanding Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) or guardian ad litem (GAL) volunteer who has made significant contributions toward promoting the best interests of abused and neglected children. The National CASA Association Advocate of the Year promotes and supports the CASA/GAL program in the community and serves as an inspiration to others.
Eligibility and Criteria
Awards and Recognition
The G. F. Bettineski Child Advocate of the Year will be recognized at the 2016 National CASA/GAL Conference Awards Luncheon. The award recipient will receive the following in honor of their service and dedication:
Complete a two-part application to nominate an advocate. All questions must be answered using our online form below. Letters of support must be emailed to National CASA Association.
Part 1: Nomination Form: Submit the vital information about your nominee—name, address, program affiliation, length of service, etc.—and respond to the following questions about why your nominee should be selected. Each response should be 300 words or less.
Part 2: Letters of Support: Please provide two additional brief letters of support, including one from the state or local
Submit via email using the award category and last name, first initial as the subject line (example: Advocate Nomination - Jones, J.)
Thank you for your interest in the Awards of Excellence. Part 1 of the nomination process includes the following 3-page nomination form.
Please be aware that this nomination form must be completed in its entirety in order to be submitted properly. The absolute word limit for the questions on page three is 300 words. You may draft your responses using any word processing program and cut and paste your responses into the online form. You must complete the following application in one sitting - you will NOT be able to save and come back to finish your work. After you click the submit button on page three, your application is complete and cannot be modified.
Please remember to submit any letters of recommendation as required by Part 2 of the nomination process. All nomination information must be received by National CASA Association by February 24, 2016.
Please contact conference staff or call (800) 628-3233