A One of a Kind Experience
CASA’s Point of Entry Events are meant for guests to see first hand how children enter the Child Welfare System, and how CASA plays a vital role.
At our last Point of Entry event the courtroom was filled. Community members came and saw firsthand through a Mock Disposition Hearing how a child enter’s into the protection of the court.
Through the speeches of County Social Worker, Sherri DeWilde, & Assistant District Attorney, Michelle Swardenski, our community saw how overburdened the system truly is.
People were shocked to hear that Guardians Ad Litem can easily have a case load of over 300.
Judge, Mark Schroeder, talked about the importance of CASA volunteers and that they are often able to learn more than a county worker because of the connection they are able to make with the child through regular visits.
The increased use of opioids and other drugs has led to an increase in children being neglected and abused in the Fox Valley.
Together we can work together to make sure these children’s needs are being met. A Court Appointed Special Advocate is the eyes and ears of the child.
Together we can help families get the services they need to succeed. Although the family’s we work with are going through a critical time, they ALL have strengths. We can help families draw upon those strengths, and get children into a safe, permanent home more quickly!
Let us know you are interested in attending our next POE event.
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1500 N Casaloma Dr. Suite 200
Appleton, WI 54913