Our channel features videos related to CASA of Southern Connecticut and the broader Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) movement. The first four videos, from December 2020, include interviews with CASA volunteer Dwayne Jackson and ambassadors Miye Oni and Brandon Sherrod. Please subscribe to, and share, our channel!
The proven CASA model was praised by Nicholas Kristof in a November 2020 New York Times column; he wrote: “CASA…Volunteers provide support and advocacy for children who sometimes have no one else to trust, while helping them navigate the bureaucracy.” (He has included the CASA model among those endorsed at KristofImpact.org.)
Ronald Perry, a retired New Haven police officer who lives in Middletown and works against human trafficking, has joined six other new board members at CASA of Southern Connecticut.
CASA of Southern Connecticut's Ambassadors, Miye Oni and Brandon Sherrod, are featured for their commitment to the CASA movement--and how men (as well as women) can get involved as volunteers for children, in the New Haven Register and Connecticut Post.
For Domestic Violence Awareness and Substance Abuse Prevention month, Josiah Brown of CASA of Southern Connecticut discusses the CASA movement and year-round need for volunteers--in the New Haven Register and Connecticut Post.
For Domestic Violence Awareness and Substance Abuse Prevention month, Josiah Brown of CASA of Southern Connecticut discusses the CASA movement and year-round need for volunteers--in the Connecticut Mirror.
One of CASA of Southern Connecticut's first volunteer advocates, Dwayne Jackson, joins program Ambassadors Miye Oni and Brandon Sherrod for this conversation about the CASA movement for children--amid broader issues of justice, equity, and how to get involved.
Learn how CASA volunteers can help children in foster care find safe, permanent homes where they can thrive.
CASA of Southern Connecticut recently completed training its third cohort of volunteers. This was the second group trained via the combined online and Zoom format pioneered during the pandemic. CASA of Northern Connecticut and CASA of Southwest Connecticut/Child Advocates, along with Yale Law School 3L student Bianca Herlitz-Ferguson (a CASA volunteer for five years in New York) collaborated.
CASA of Southern Connecticut's ambassadors, Miye Oni and Brandon Sherrod, are discussed--along with an October 15 (October 22 is the back-up date) Zoom forum at which they will be featured.
The Day of New London article about CASA of Southern Connecticut, featuring a volunteer with CASA experience in Illinois who is now eager to be a volunteer advocate in Connecticut