Fairfax CASA Says Farewell to Tara Shimp

After five fantastic years of working at Fairfax CASA, beloved CASA supervisor Tara Shimp bid us goodbye at the end of May. Fairfax CASA was Tara’s introduction to the nonprofit…

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2024 Reunification Month

The primary goal for children in foster care and out-of-home care is reunification. Reunification encourages care and custody to be reinstated to a parent to restore a family. When a…

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2024 Graduation Success Stories

Congratulations 2024 grads!  We honor our CASA youth who encountered difficult obstacles, yet dedicated their time and effort to bettering themselves and the society we live in. Way to go…

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The Bill Spill

Virginia SB 731  Senate Bill 731 was introduced to the Senate in January by Senator Tara Durant. The bill proposes to make AI-generated child pornography against the law. It alters…

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June 2024 Staff Recommendations

My Grandmother’s Hands: Radicalized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies  Recommended by Lindsay, this book shines a light on the impact of psychological trauma on the…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Winifred!

Winifred Conkling was sworn into service as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) in 2011. Since then, she has served nine families and 20 children. Winifred has also dedicated over…

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Run the Greenway 2024

The Run the Greenway event was a huge success! While we did get caught in the rain, Fairfax CASA had a great turnout. Our staff, volunteers, and sponsors showed up…

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The Bill Spill- May 2024

Virginia S.B. 361 Senate Bill 361 is a consumer data protection act designed specifically to protect children’s privacy. The bill prohibits companies from using child’s data. This is defined as…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Nancy Rooney

Nancy Rooney first took up volunteering for Fairfax CASA in 2018. In that time, Nancy has advocated and relentlessly served three families and eight children. She has been an essential…

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