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CASA of Franklin County wants to make fulfilling your interest in becoming a volunteer Guardian ad Litem more accessible.  Join us for a NEW session of the online FLEX Training!

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CASA of Franklin County receives largest single family gift to support advocacy to abused and neglected children

Columbus, Ohio- November 18, 2014- The Todd family motto, “We have no privileges, only responsibilities” is exemplified by the Family’s investment in CASA of Franklin County with their gift of $20,000 to support CASA’s mission to provide a powerful and consistent adult voice, in court, for abused and neglected children. More

CASA Featured in Columbus African American Journal

Ray Miller, Former Ohio State Senator and Founder and Publisher of Columbus African American Journal, asks readers “What Does Columbus Need?” and asks for submissions for December article. 

The December Focus of the Columbus African American Journal will be on Higher Education.

In addition to the Higher Education editorial focus, they will welcome articles related to topics of Employment, Education, Health, Housing, Transportation, Economic Development, Public Policy, History and Young Adults. Christmas related articles would also be appreciated. Thoughts on “What Does Columbus Need?” will help us put forward a visionary article that will contribute to the development of our City for years to come. – Ray Miller, Founder and Publisher, Columbus African American Journal.

CASA Cols AA Journal & CASA articlewill submit views to Mr. Miller and asks for your opinions.  What does Columbus Need?  Add your thoughts in the comment section.  Thank you!


CASA was featured in the November edition of the Journal.  We are proud to work with the Columbus African American Journal and are thankful for the opportunity to share CASA with the community and the Journal’s readers.

CASA of Franklin County participates in Franklin University Event

Court Appointed Special Advocates of Franklin County was honored to participate in the 2nd Annual Franklin University Learning Showcase, Friday, November 14, 2014.

Maureen at Franklin Uni

CASA Volunteer Recruitment and Outreach Coordinator, Maureen Conley sharing CASA’s mission with Learning Showcase guests

The Learning Showcase is a celebration of “Learning, Transformation, and Success.”  The event celebrates the innovative work of students, faculty, alumni, nonprofit, government and community partners through Ohio and beyond.

The event more than doubled it’s attendance in year two, welcoming over 300 guests.  CASA is thankful to have been invited to participate and have the opportunity to share our message and mission: To provide a powerful and consistent adult voice, in court, for abused and neglected children.

Dr. Karen Miner-Romanoff is a key developer of the successful Franklin University Learning Showcase. Dr. Miner-Romanoff, is the Dean of the College of Health and Public Administration and Department Chair of Criminal Justice Administration; her field of research in youth awareness and the justice system dovetails with CASA concerns and topics. Unfortunately, many children who do not have a CASA Guardian become a statistic – the negative kind.

Review Dr. Romanoff’s studies, classes and blog posts at   http://faculty.franklin.edu/karen-romanoff/blog/page/3/

Director Gary Mohr, was the welcome speaker and one of several respected judges at the Franklin University Learning Showcase. 

Gary C. Mohr is director of the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (DRC). Appointed by Governor John Kasich in January 2011, he is a 40-year corrections professional with a national reputation for innovative and efficient prison management. Throughout his career, Director Mohr has served in a number of corrections leadership positions in both public and private sectors.

CASA extends a sincere – Well Done to Franklin University and all who participated and supported the Learning Showcase.  We look forward to participating in 2015!