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Media Advisory - CASA In-Service Meeting

Jun 07, 2019

For Immediate Release


Contact: Roland Smith, Wayne County CASA Executive Director
(313) 833-3507
Subject: Wayne County CASA In-Service Meeting

 

WHO: CASA Director Roland will share the difference that the Wayne County CASA program is making in the lives of children and the need for new volunteers. The CASA volunteers will share their stories. Zenell Brown, Executive Court Administrator of the Third Judicial Circuit Court, will conduct the “Crucial Conversations” curriculum.

WHAT: Join the Wayne County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) In-Service meeting and learn more about the special 56 individuals who volunteered and became CASAs. Wayne County CASA is currently recruiting new volunteers and the media can help by sharing the message with the community. Zenell Brown, Executive Court Administrator of the Third Judicial Circuit Court, will deliver the teaching curriculum of the In-Service and share how “Crucial Conversations” can be used to effectively communicate in everyday life when crucial conversations are necessary to achieve desired results.

WHERE: MSU Downtown Campus, 3408 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48201

WHEN: Thursday, June 13, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

WHY: There are more than 3,000 children in foster care in Wayne County. The Wayne County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) advocate for the best interests of children on the Court’s abuse and neglect docket at the Lincoln Hall of Justice, Family Division-Juvenile Section. They provide a voice for children who may not otherwise be heard. CASAs do so by giving their own time to make a difference in children’s lives.

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