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Highlights & News
CASA Kids Studio Closes After 18 Years
Posted March 24, 2014 1:36 pm
Jenny O'Brien started the CASA Kids Studio 18 years ago to help CASA programs across the nation raise funds for their programs. Jenny created unique jewelry featuring child faces made of clay. Programs could order bracelets, necklaces, bookmarks and watches and sell them in their communities. Jenny announced this month that she will be winding down CASA Kids Studio in the next few months. However she plans to exhibit at the National CASA conference in June for one final hurrah. Kansas CASA would like to thank Jenny for her commitment to CASA programs and her support of child advocacy nationwide. Thank you Jenny!
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month
Posted March 21, 2014 12:20 pm
National Child Abuse Prevention Month is a time to acknowledge the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse and neglect, and to promote the social and emotional well-being of children and families. During the month of April and throughout the year, communities are encouraged to share child abuse and neglect prevention awareness strategies and activities and promote prevention across the country. CASA programs across the state are holding events and sharing information. Please check with your local program on ways you can get involved.
17th Annual Crime Victims’ Rights Conference in April
Posted March 21, 2014 12:08 pm
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback and Attorney General Derek Schmidt will host the 17th Annual Crime Victims’ Rights Conference on Restoring the Balance of Justice on May 13 -14 2014 at the Capitol Plaza Hotel and Convention Center Topeka, Kansas. The Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence will host an innovative preconference institute on May 12, 2014. “The conference recognizes the dedicated crime victim service professionals and volunteers who work tirelessly for all crime victims in Kansas,” Attorney General Schmidt said. “We are grateful for their service and work to ensure that their voices and interests are respected as well as represented.” For more information go to: www.governor.ks.gov/cvrc
New Staff Person at Kansas CASA
Posted March 3, 2014 6:31 pm
With the support of a grant from the Kansas Health Foundation, Kansas CASA was able to hire a part-time person to work on statewide volunteer recruitment. Alyssa Peppiatt was recently hired to fill the position. Alyssa is a senior at Fort Hays State University in the Leadership Studies Program. She is working hard and we are excited to see what she can bring to the program.
Grant Awarded by the Kansas Health Foundation
Posted March 3, 2014 6:26 pm
Kansas CASA is pleased to announce that we were awarded a grant from the Kansas Health Foundation for a statewide volunteer recruitment project. This project will focus on ways to use social media, printed materials and website to increase our volunteer numbers. It also allows us to hire a part-time person to manage the project.
Kansas CASA Welcomes New Board Members
Posted January 2, 2013 10:58 am
Kansas CASA is excited to announce the 2014 additions to the board of directors. Please welcome Mary Hammond, Insurance Planning,Hays; Belinda DeWerff, Equity Bank, Hays, Carol Miller, Executive Director for North Central Kansas CASA, Concordia, and Juliene Maska, Maska Associates Consulting,Hays. Welcome ladies!
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas Provides Support
Posted January 2, 2013 10:55 am
Kansas CASA was awarded $5,000 from the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas Foundation. We are very thankful for their continuted support both financially and by providing a representative to serve on our board.

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