Posts by Boston CASA

Let’s Stay Connected

“She is doing well and came out of her room after having a chat with the CASA,” reported a father to the child’s Probation Officer. The father was talking about Yani, his 14-year-old daughter who is struggling with depression and who often stays in her room for days without any communication. Yani has never met…

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The Feeling of Hope

The quarantine has raised so many challenges for our CASA families, and CASA’s have gone to great lengths to continue to support their kids and families. Among these local heroes is one amazing CASA who has led 10 Zoom tutoring sessions with a 9th grade teenager who has an IEP and has been struggling in…

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Director of Finance and Operations

Organization Overview: The Boston CASA program recruits, trains and supervises volunteers from the community who are then appointed as a child’s Guardian Ad Litem (GAL) by the juvenile court. The focus of these volunteers is to protect and promote the “best interests” of children who have been abused or neglected and who are court involved.…

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From a CASA Volunteer

I work with an 11-year old boy, and as our relationship has evolved, so too have our monthly outings. Initially we would take a walk to the nearby playground or library, and that was easy and nice. But I kept thinking I could do more to make the most of our time together. As we…

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Meet Keylara

Keylara has been in and out of residential treatment centers and Foster Care placements for nearly five years, after being removed first from the care of her mother and then her grandmother for neglect. During that time Keylara was moved between five residential treatment centers, four foster homes, and multiple STARR programs, designed to be…

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Meet Ronny

Ronny is a 14-year-old boy who was struggling with depression and getting to school. After 60 unexcused absences, the school filed a CRA petition (Child Requiring Assistance) with the court. His mother is the family’s sole provider and has a very demanding job. She cannot always be available when he needs her. CASA Nina was…

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Meet Colleen

Baby Colleen was placed in foster care at 2 months old after being removed from her home for neglect. Now at 6 months, Colleen’s CASA is supporting her single father in his role as a first time dad as he seeks to regain custody of his daughter.The CASA helped him vet daycare options, prepare to…

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Meet Jimmy

At the time his CASA met him in May of 2017, Jimmy was a 12-year old boy who had been in a residential treatment facility since 2015 and involved in the child welfare system since the age of 3. Jimmy had experienced domestic violence and physical abuse with his family of origin. The parental rights for…

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Reunifying a Family

Our CASA volunteers are important members of a team of people who work tirelessly to find safe, permanent homes for children in foster care. We would like to tell you about Linda, a CASA volunteer who recently assisted with the reunification of two young boys and their family. For over two years, Linda’s boys –…

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Ring in Spring

Join us for a night of fun in support of Boston CASA! Click here to purchase tickets. Friday, May 11th from 5 – 8:30 PM Bostonia Public House 131 State Street, Boston BITES  |  BAR  |  RAFFLE *Open Bar 5 – 7 PM

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