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Volunteer of the Month
ADVOCATE OF THE MONTH - JUNE
Lois was assigned to her first case in August of 2015. The case involved 2 young boys who had been placed in a foster home outside of Amarillo. With family reunification as the primary goal, Lois was persistent in monitoring progress on the service plan for the biological mom. She consistently maintained contact with CPS and counselors and provided the mom countless job leads so that financial stability could be established. Through her investigation into the children, Lois learned that the oldest had been born with a drug addiction due to the mother's use during pregnancy. This addiction has caused health complications that he will never overcome. Fearing that the biological mother was still struggling with drug use, Lois continued to log all conversations and follow up with other parties to verify the validity of all statements made.
In court, Lois was disappointed to find that CPS made no mention of the health problems suffered by the older boy due to the mother's drug use, and that they felt reunification was justified. With detailed documentation, Lois informed the judge of the life-long health problems the boy faced. She also outlined the many false statements made by the mother on the progress of her service plan. At the final hearing, the mother admitted to an ongoing meth addiction.
Lois' testimony was critical in helping the judge make the decision to terminate parental rights. Because of Lois' persistence, caring and determination, the boys are in the process of being adopted by their foster family.
Thank you, Lois, for being a strong voice in court for the children who need it the most!
Moore, also known as “CASA Bob” to his fosters, volunteered for CASA for twelve
years. During those twelve years he
showed what it meant to be a Fierce Advocate the following ways…·