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CASA celebrates Class 48 with in-person ceremony

The Merced County Superior Court opened its doors last week to the past, present, and future of this region’s Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for the first in-person, swearing-in ceremony since the onset of COVID-19. Three new CASA advocates were sworn into their positions on Tuesday, June 6, as well as a new board member…

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade!

In support of Child Abuse Awareness month in April, Logann Albrecht, the 7-year old daughter of Keith and Ashlee Albrecht, hosted a lemonade stand on Friday, April 16 using lemons from the family's tree. Sweet Logann knows the importance of helping foster youth. Her grandmother Kim has been a volunteer advocate at Court Appointed…

Ladies Out Promotin’ Derby Night

Cathie Lancaster and Nancy Young-Bergman were talking up the upcoming 2018 CASA Derby Night during a presentation at City Hall in front of Merced leaders recently. Lancaster, the executive director of the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Merced County; and Young-Bergman, a longtime supporter; spoke passionately about the need to…