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CASA Announces Pilot Program to Expand Advocacy Efforts Beyond Child Welfare System

CASA Child Advocates of Montgomery County is expanding its advocacy efforts for children beyond the child welfare system this fall. The organization will work with justice-involved youth and truancy courts in Montgomery County, in collaboration with Judge Scharlene W. Valdez and Judge Wayne L. Mack. This pilot initiative is the first of its kind in… Read more »

CASA Child Advocates Announces TBRI® Director

CASA Child Advocates of Montgomery County is pleased to announce the promotion of Jennifer Reitmeyer to the role of TBRI® Director. In her new position, Reitmeyer will lead the organization’s efforts in trauma-informed care initiatives and community education. Reitmeyer volunteered for CASA as an Advocate for six years before joining the staff as a Case… Read more »

April 2023 Advocate Spotlight: Gregg Edelmann

We invite you to meet Gregg Edelmann, nominated by Case Supervisor Allison Conner. “Gregg has advocated for four children in the same case for two and a half years,” Allison said. “He has had great success in establishing relationships with children’s therapists, school administrators, and educators. The children had to recently move placements and were… Read more »

Program Director of CASA Child Advocates of Montgomery County Announces Retirement

CONROE, Texas (February 9, 2023) – The program director of CASA Child Advocates of Montgomery County, Marilyn McQueeney, announced her retirement, effective April 30, 2023, initiating a leadership transition process over the next two and a half months. McQueeney will step down after 14 years with the organization. CASA Child Advocates of Montgomery County advocated… Read more »

August Advocate Spotlight: Katherine Orr

Katherine Orr Advocate

This month, we invite you to meet CASA Advocate, Katherine Orr. Katherine was kind enough to sit down and answer a few questions for us recently. Katherine was nominated by her CASA Case Supervisor, Jennifer Reitmeyer, who shared the following about Katherine’s advocacy efforts: “Katherine has always connected with the kids and the families. She… Read more »

CASA Child Advocates Announces Lindsay Miller as Interim Development Director

Lindsay Miller

Introducing Lindsay Miller, Interim Development Director CASA Child Advocates of Montgomery County is pleased to announce that former Creative Development Associate, Lindsay Miller, has assumed the role of Interim Development Director. Within this position, Miller will be responsible for planning, organizing, and directing all of the non-profit organization’s fundraising efforts, including the major gifts program,… Read more »

Do you know what experts are saying about child abuse right now?

Help a child in foster care

“When I was a boy and I would see scary things on the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’ To this day, especially in times of ‘disaster,’ I remember my mother’s words and I am always comforted by realizing that there are… Read more »

A Message from the Executive Director | Connections During This Time of Isolation

Building connection with teens

By Ann McAlpin, Executive Director | CASA Child Advocates of Montgomery County In this time that is marked, even named, with isolation, I am finding surprising connections. Taking an unusual moment to thank the kid checking out my groceries (sadly, no toilet paper!) for working—and him making eye contact with genuine gratitude. A church service… Read more »

The CASA office is temporarily closed, but our work goes on.

Little girl in grass

Although our physical office is closed at this time in compliance with the Stay at Home | Stop the Spread order issued by Montgomery County Judge Mark Keough on March 27, 2020 (extended and in effect through April 30, 2020) our staff is working remotely at this time to support the 300+ volunteers serving 800+… Read more »

Change in the DFPS Sibling Visitation Policy: Effective 10/01/19

Two brothers playing

As of October 1st, 2019, DFPS made changes to the sibling visitation policy. This policy change will be a great benefit to our CASA children who are placed apart from their siblings. Why is the policy changing?  Visitation during a conservatorship case is vital to the well-being of the children and family. The federal Child and… Read more »