I don't know her educational background. But, I do know that she would have done a very good job. She was listed as a CASA for just over a year. (This is a King County CASA story.)
She was assigned her first case and after much work and worry...decided that the best option for the child was to be with her family. Hmmmm....what do you suppose happened next?
The big CASA people told her she had gotten it wrong! She was very intimidated by that because she had wanted to do a good job and here they were telling her that she had blown it!
There are over 600 CASAs in King County. Wouldn't you like to know which ones get called back to "serve" again? Well, you will never get to know that. They close the system up! The less the public knows the less they are accountable.
My district chair had one more case and they never called her again.
What do I think? I think they ask the ones they like to come back. I think CASAs should be assigned on a random or rotating basis. No way that happens!
And now...from a dear reader:
CASA is not to be trusted anymore than CPS. CASA/GALs are supposed to be court appointed attorneys yet here in this backwoods area and others all over the state of WA they are no more than puffed up mouthpieces for CPS. They are not accountable for their actions and they are making life changing statements to judges when they don't have anymore education or less than a bartender. How did CASA get so much power? Where are their background checks and where is their accountability? If they really care about kids and what happens to them why in the world are they so biased against families?
And, what a secret organization CASA is. It's like working with the gestapo. If I could make it over there for this meeting I would surely testify. But...I have spent every dime and emotional resource I have fighting CPS and CASA and being treated like a criminal when all I wanted is to see my grandchild. I say they (CASA) definitely need to be investigated and their doors open. What are they so afraid of? What do they have to hide?