May 29, 2012
CASA volunteer Julie Williams (center) receives recognition for her 18 years of service from Chief of Probation Kendall Rhyne, Gila County Presiding Judge Peter Cahill and CASA Manager Katrisha Stuler.
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Helping kids in the court system
The Court Appointed Special Advocate program (CASA) recently honored 29 northern Gila County volunteers who have served as advocates for children from shattered families whose fate is caught up in the court system. In 2011 the CASAs in northern Gila County served 49 children on a total of 31 cases. They wrote 89 court reports which provided critical information to the court regarding what was in the best interest of the children they served. And, together these CASAs logged a grand total of 3,554 hours and drove 28,355 miles working on their cases.