CASA - Court Appointed Special Advocates
CASA was envisioned by Seattle Superior Court Judge David Soukup in 1977. He pioneered the idea of appointing trained community volunteers to speak in court on the best interests of abused or neglected children. CASA Advocates are sworn officers of the court who act as the eyes and ears of the judge. Every week, they meet with children who are under protective orders and make independent observations about the safety and well-being of children. CASAs communicate that information to the judges who make the decisions about the children’s futures. For many children, CASAs represent the most stable and nurturing influence in their lives. There are more than 1,000 state and local CASA chapters around the country.
We Give Back. From the beginning, nanland has recognized it's corporate responsibility to the communities we serve. Nan has been a CASA Volunteer Advocate for more than 10 years and is the current Board chair of CASA of Brown County. Working with CASA of Brown County, WI and with the support of the judges and county board, Nan spearheaded the sponsorship of a new satellite CASA chapter in Marinette, WI. This effort is a new concept and is the first time a Wisconsin CASA chapter has sponsored the development of a satellite program. It is being watched carefully by National CASA hopefully becoming a nationwide model.
To support children at risk who cannot speak for themselves, nanland supports CASA. On behalf of each of our corporate customers, nanland makes an annual contribution to a local CASA chapter of their choice.