Stories tagged: CASA
Wed., March 8, 2017, 4:12 p.m.
Front Porch: Doing something to help children, for Summer’s sake
Cindy Hval became a Court Appointed Special Advocate, fulfilling a pledge she’d made 10 years ago when 4-year-old Summer Phelps died after being abused by her father and stepmother.
Wed., Feb. 22, 2017, 5:10 p.m.
Front Porch: With February almost over, forecast calls for good health
This past month of endless precipitation was echoed by a round of illness and injury for me. It’s worth noting that I only get sick once a year – always …
Fri., Dec. 23, 2016, 2:19 p.m.
Volunteers wanted to represent children in Spokane courts
Spokane County’s legal advocacy program for children says it needs more volunteers.
Mon., Oct. 20, 2014
Advocates want what’s best for children in foster care
When the state took baby William away from his mother 2 ½ years ago, it set in motion a legal process that includes a team of professionals dedicated to the …
Thu., July 11, 2013
Program in need of special advocates
Susan Cairy is the volunteer program coordinator for the Spokane County Juvenile Court, and she’s looking for a few good people who would like to become Court Appointed Special Advocates. …
Thu., Sept. 27, 2012
Fundraiser aims to help foster children
CASA Partners will launch its annual fundraising campaign with a screening of the documentary “Nicky’s Family.” The movie will be shown at 6 p.m. Monday at the Bing Crosby Theater, …
Thu., July 28, 2011
Children’s garden fosters trust and growth
Plants thrive and grow best with fertile soil, sunlight, water and care. But if people were plants, abused and neglected children would be the flowers sown in barren soil where …
Tue., Oct. 30, 2007
Fraud trial of ex-courts figure starts
Rhonda Richardson treated the CASA bank account like it was “her personal piggy bank,” federal prosecutors said in court Monday. As the federal trial for the former executive director of …