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Volunteer of the Month, August

Boston CASA is so proud to highlight this dynamic duo of volunteers! Lisa and Diane have been working with and advocating for this family of six children for over a year and a half. Boston CASA was appointed to the case in October 2019. The six children were home with mother on a conditional custody…

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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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Letter to the Editor, The Boston Globe

We’d like to thank CASA volunteer Judy Hershey for submitting this thoughtful response to the article in the April 6, 2021 edition of The Boston Globe titled “Half of DCF Children’s Visits Are Still Virtual.” This tragic situation highlights how vital the consistent presence our CASA volunteers provide during a time of isolation and uncertainty.…

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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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