Updated suspension data for Virginia schools in 2016 was just released by Legal Aid Justice Center in Charlottesville. We break down the numbers for our region, look at the overall trends, and see how they play out in our area.
Our Development Director, Tami Tice Jacob, brings everyone up to speed on changes we have begun in order to tell our donors' stories, show the impact your donations make, and to empower YOU, our community members, to be the change-makers that fuel our CASA program!
"Serving this board has been an amazing journey where I have worked with so many different people in the community with very different backgrounds who come together for one unified purpose: to ensure abused and neglected children have an advocate." Bethany Harrison, CASA Board President
Did you know that 85% of our CASA volunteers are women and yet 50% of the children we serve are boys? This is not uncommon across the country for CASA programs, which has led to some creative marketing and recruiting initiatives. Learn more about our new CASA Quarterbacks group.
My tenure with CASA began after I retired from Special Education, but since then I helped my husband start his own company, Barrett Fencing. I have enjoyed employment at Wall Residences, Region 2000 Workforce Center, and Lynchburg City Schools.
Tonight Judge Bennett, the sitting J&D judge in Amherst and Nelson Counties, inducted our newest class of CASA advocates. In his charge to the advocates, he laid out 5 things judges want from their CASAs.