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Volunteering for Spokane County’s CASA/Guardian ad Litem program is challenging. “Casas,” as they are called, recommend to the courts where at-risk children should permanently live. Here, Susan Piccinini and Diana Salinas describe those challenges — and rewards. Piccinini, a volunteer, was the CASA for 2-year-old Jeshiah who was ultimately reunited with his mom, DaVonne. Salinas is the assistant program director.