ADVOCATE OF THE MONTH - APRIL
Don't let her laid-back smile fool you - Megaen is absolutely fierce when it comes to her CASA kiddo! Although she was only assigned to the case 2 months ago, Megaen's tireless work has already had significant impact. Her case involves a very sweet girl who has endured unthinkable situations in her four short years of life. Suspicions of additional abuse had been expressed by a nurse practitioner, however, these concerns were not addressed by the Department or the child's attorney. Megaen felt strongly that all issues needed to be investigated thoroughly to ensure they safest environment for the child.
Megaen jumped into her case with no hesitation. She has made inquiries with the nurse to gather complete information regarding the abuse suspicions and gain clarification for the report to the judge. Megaen then began making numerous unannounced visits to the family home in order to accurately journal occupants and visitors. She located and interviewed the on-site maintenance worker to further corroborate her observations. Because of her dedication, Megaen has compiled ample evidence that there was a man living in the home that put her kiddo at risk for further abuse.
Megaen serves as a perfect example of the importance of CASA advocacy. Having one volunteer dedicated to one case allows for in-depth investigation and better outcomes.
Thank you, Megaen, for having such a positive impact on this young life!