15 New CASA Volunteers Complete Class to Make a Lifelong Difference for Local Children

15-Volunteers-CASALa Porte Circuit Court Judge Thomas Alevizos swore in fifteen new Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteers on July 11, 2013 to represent the best interest of abused and neglected children for the CASA Program of La Porte County. The new volunteers finished an intensive 6-week training session to better understand child abuse and neglect, the court process, report writing and the impact of substance abuse on children and families.

For more information on becoming a CASA volunteer visit the program’s website – www.lpcasa.com or contact Laura Swanson at lswanson@lpcasa.com.

Pictured are Lindsay Malik (CASA Program Director), Jennifer Cassidy, Mary Ann McClintock, Brenda Stellema, Derrick Deck, Mary Jarret, David Pietz, Richard Gersch, Vera Gaston, Laura Swanson (Community Outreach Specialist), Claudia Geise, LuAnn Uremovich, Valorie Skwiat, Rochelle Anderson, Lillie Thomposon, Julie White, Honorable Judge Thomas Alevizos, and Gloria McMahon.