A New School Year, A New Opportunity
Challenges to youth in foster care are unimaginable to the typical teenager who is worrying about what to wear to school on the first day. Youth who come into the foster system often leave behind their personal belongings or come into care with a black trash bag filled with some clothing and, if they are lucky, a favorite blanket or stuffed animal. Many of the youth don’t have a change of clothes, a toothbrush of their own, and may not have had a safe or consistent place to sleep for much of their life.
New Volunteers Sworn In
On Monday, August 9th, twenty new volunteers were sworn in by Judge Frank Sullivan. These volunteers are now assigned to advocate for the best interest of 52 children in foster care. Also in attendance were Family Court Presiding Judge Rebecca Burton, Juvenile Hearing Master, Adriana Rincon-White, State CASA Director, Jane Saint and Court Executive Officer, Steve Grierson. This was the first in-person 5-week training series in over a year. The swearing-in ceremony was virtual.
Become a CASA Volunteer!

Are you interested in becoming a CASA volunteer? Maybe you know someone who would be a terrific child advocate. Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteers are assigned by the Judge to advocate for the best interest of a child in foster care. Free informational meetings are scheduled (virtually) four times every month.
CASA Program of the Eighth Judicial District Court | 702.455.4306 |
601 North Pecos Road, Las Vegas, NV 89101