April is Child Abuse Prevention Month
CASA of Brown County’s vision is for every child to feel safe and secure in their home and heart. The effects of childhood trauma and abuse are devastating to children, adults, and communities. The good news is that everyone can play a role in the prevention of child abuse and neglect.

This April, take some time to increase awareness!

Visit www.childwelfare.gov/topics/preventing for child abuse prevention resources and strategies for strengthening families.

In addition, check out these CASA Champions who are raising funds and awareness this month to help sustain our CASA child advocacy program. 
National Volunteer Week
It's our favorite week: National Volunteer Week!

Volunteers truly are the heart of CASA. We thank the dedicated individuals—CASA volunteers, Board of Directors members, Advisory Council members, and others—who donate their time and talents to change the stories of our community's most vulnerable children.

Of course, it wouldn't be Volunteer Week without recognizing our soon-to-be CASA volunteers! In a few weeks, these amazing community members will complete training and begin advocating for abused and neglected children throughout Brown County and Marinette County:
To learn how to become a CASA volunteer, click the button below.
2021 Virtual CASA Presents Auction:
Preview Over 70 Items Now!
The 2021 Virtual CASA Presents auction is now live for PREVIEW! Click the button below to register, browse over 70 unique items, and begin planning your starting bids.
 
Bidding will open one week from today—Thursday, April 29, at 7 PM CT —and will close on Sunday, May 2, at 8 PM CT.
 
Every dollar raised during Virtual CASA Presents directly sustains our work to recruit, train, and support CASA volunteers to advocate for abused and neglected children under court protection in Brown County.  
 
Thank you for being a Champion for Children! 
Thank You, Mary and Laurie!
Mary Gronnert (left) and Laurie Olson (middle) pictured with our Executive Director Kristin Jacobs recently completed service on the CASA of Brown County Board of Directors. Both Mary and Laurie were Board members for many years, Co-Chairs of our annual CASA Presents fundraising event, and also served on our annual golf outing leadership committee. In addition, Mary served as a Board Secretary and Laurie served as a member of the Board's Finance Committee.

We’re beyond grateful for their many years of tireless, dedicated service and countless contributions to CASA of Brown County!
Stories of Change: Ellie's Story
When 15-year-old Ellie* entered the foster care system at 13 due to abuse in the home, she had already experienced a lifetime of instability.

Click the button below to read about how Ellie's CASA volunteer helped her heal and thrive—and how baking brought the two together. 
*Not the name or photo of actual CASA youth to protect confidentiality.
CASA Staff Updates
Associate Director Nicole Ronk recently celebrated her eight-year work anniversary at CASA of Brown County. Thank you for your dedicated service, Nicole!
 
Executive Director Kristin Jacobs was invited to serve on the Advisory Board of the new Institute for Women’s Leadership at the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay. Congratulations, Kristin!