Posts by Lisa Caissie

Advocate Supervisor

Organization Overview Boston CASA’s (Court Appointed Special Advocates) mission is to ensure a safe and permanent home for court-involved children in Suffolk and Middlesex County, who have experienced abuse and neglect. Boston CASA fulfills this mission by recruiting, training and supervising volunteers from the community who are appointed as a child’s guardian ad litem (GAL),…

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Executive Director

THE OPPORTUNITY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR BOSTON CASA Boston CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) is a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to ensure a safe and permanent home for court-involved children in Suffolk and Middlesex Counties. Boston CASA is seeking a visionary Executive Director to lead the organization into a successful new chapter building on its nearly…

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Executive Director

THE OPPORTUNITY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR BOSTON CASA Boston CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) is a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to ensure a safe and permanent home for court-involved children in Suffolk and Middlesex Counties. Boston CASA is seeking a visionary Executive Director to lead the organization into a successful new chapter building on its nearly…

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Vaccine Access for All

Boston CASA is so proud to highlight our Board Member Payal Salsburg, Partner and practicing Attorney at Laredo & Smith, LLP.  Payal has always been an avid advocate and volunteer, but her work and advocacy during the COVID-19 pandemic has been vital and inspirational.   From March to August of 2020, Payal worked as a…

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A Death Equally Tragic

by Anne Marie Silver May is National Foster Care month.  Of course, we honor and recognize the amazing people who come forward to foster children and youth who have been removed from their families.  Providing a temporary home for these vulnerable children is an incredible and selfless contribution to their safety and well-being.  Caring for…

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That Day

by Mukesh Baral “I remember when we found out we were having a boy, my stomach dropped knowing the world he was being born into…” is the statement from my colleague, a mother raising her 10-year-old “brown boy” in Boston. My colleague feared for her son’s life even before he was born!! Let that sink…

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CLAIRE LIMA

Spotlighted CASA of 2020 Claire Lima has been a CASA for the past year and a half for a 17-year old youth. Claire has developed a wonderful relationship with this young person, who identifies as LGBTQ and uses they/them/their pronouns. This young person has been the subject of two separate truancy Child Requiring Assistance (CRA)…

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SUZANNE WRIGHT

Spotlighted CASA of 2020 We are so excited to honor one of our amazing CASAs, Suzanne Wright, for the amazing work she has done since July 2019 on behalf of her 14-year old CASA child. Suzanne was appointed to her youth following the child’s removal from her grandparent’s home in April 2019. When Suzanne was…

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Meet CASA Posy

Posy is a veteran CASA with 5 years of amazing work with Boston CASA, after having been a CASA in Virginia. During her time with CASA, Posy has juggled multiple cases with multiple kids, serving 7 kids in total. Posy always goes above and beyond to connect with her CASA kids. During the recent months of…

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Meet CASA Charissa

Charissa is assigned to a now 19-year old young man for whom she has been a CASA for the past 3 and a half years.  This young man has cognitive and behavioral challenges which made it very difficult for Charissa to engage with him initially.  Charissa persevered and continued to show up for visits despite…

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