Now under new leadership, our Caroline County program is set to welcome 7 new CASA Volunteers tomorrow morning at the Caroline County Circuit Courthouse (109 Market St., Denton, MD 21629 at 11:30 am) via a public “swearing-in” ceremony where The Honorable Judge Jonathan G. Newell will lead the volunteers in taking an oath to uphold this mission, vision, and values of CASA.
As of January 31st, in Caroline County specifically, there were 29 abused and neglected children in the foster care system, and at least 7 of them will not have a trusted adult speaking up for their best interests in court!
In anticipation of tomorrow’s event, Shelly Kulp, the new Executive Director of the program (started in January of 2017) said:
As the “new” Executive Director of CASA of Caroline, I’m very excited to see the enthusiasm and passion of these new advocates… The training was a learning process for all us and provided the foundation necessary so that we can provide additional support to our children in foster care.” “Our advocates hope to be another set of eyes and ears for the court, looking out for the best interest of the children in our community by investing time and energy in the lives of those in need.”
Those that will be sworn-in tomorrow include:
- Bridget Gorman of Denton;
- Cheryl Hlaston-Haapala of Greensboro;
- Laura Pollard of Easton;
- Tracy Royston of Preston;
- Jeanne Scott of Denton;
- Beth Terhorst of Ridgely;
- Tia Warner of Federalsburg