In response to an incredible influx of new cases, Fairfax CASA held an additional in-person training this spring. On May 3, we swore six new CASAs into service! These individuals will join our 140 dedicated volunteers as they amplify the voices of abused and neglected children in Fairfax County and advocate for their best interests in the courtroom and beyond. The Swearing-In Ceremony was attended by our new CASA volunteers, their families and friends, and proud Fairfax CASA staff members.
Amongst the six, we have a runner, a swimmer, two mothers of twins, a teacher, a yoga lover, a coffee connoisseur, and an inspired cook. With over 35 hours of training, they can all add CASA to their impressive accolades! Each of these volunteers has sworn to uphold the duties asked of them by our legislature, our CASA program, and the Court.
“You’ve volunteered to take on, what I truly believe, is the most solemn and crucial duty of our court, the protection of the welfare of our children. The short lives of many of the children with whom you may work have been filled with pain and torment, you may be the first adults the have ever met who will make their needs a paramount concern. You will be working with families, caregivers, lawyers, judges, social workers, and other professionals to ensure that the children in your care receive the services and support they need. You will be helping to re-write the future for those children, and by extension, for our entire community. One child at a time, one family at a time, you will do no less than to heal the broken world.”Judge Frieden
Help us congratulate and thank Bradley, Catherine, Annett, Shanyn, Christa, and Jennifer as they embark on their journey as CASA volunteers!