Boone County CASA

We believe a safe, loving and permanent home
is every child’s right.

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CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) is a trained and dedicated community volunteer assigned by a judge to lift the voice of a youth and help the court determine the best interests of children involved in  child welfare proceedings.

Volunteers typically work with only one or two families at a time.  They devote the time and energy necessary to assist the Family Court and the cild welfare system in making the best possible permanent plan for the child.

 

 

Since its creation by a family court judge in Seattle, Court Appointed Special Advocates has become on of the most effective programs of its kind.  Today there are 949 CASA programs around the country.  It is a unique blend of private support, public need and the kind of people power that comes from more than 76,000 volnteers all committed to the rights of every child in the foster care and child welfare system.

Volunteer

You can make a difference by volunteering your expertise and time.

What is CASA?

What is a CASA? Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)

Volunteer Stories

Meet some of our CASA Volunteers and their stories.

A child with a CASA/GAL volunteer
is more likely to find a safe,
permanent home

Our CASA Staff

Becky McClure

Program Director

Becky currently serves as the Program Director for Boone County GAL/CASA. She started with the program several years ago, helping in the office. A career change led her to the Director’s position in 2013. Working with the CASA program is one of the most important roles Becky has ever fulfilled.   She is also active on the State CASA level, having served on the CASA Advisory Commission. She is presently serving on the State Conference Planning and Standards Committees. Becky is a graduate of Indiana University. She has lived in the Boone County area most of her life. Becky and her husband currently live in Lebanon. They have two adult daughters and two dogs. She is involved in several community organizations.   In her spare time, Becky loves to read, travel and spend time with her family.

Lauri Thompson

Volunteer Coordinator

Lauri currently serves as the Volunteer Coordinator for the Boone County GAL/CASA program. In this role, her primary function is to train, support, and supervise all of the volunteers. Lauri began as a CASA volunteer over three years ago, then became the administrative assistant for the program. The number of children in Boone County who need served has grown, and Lauri’s role has grown with it. She now supervises over 30 volunteers. Lauri graduated with her Bachelor’s degree from Indiana University and her Master’s degree from Ball State. She and her husband Andy have two sons, 18 and 20; they are learning to be empty nesters. A former high school English and journalism teacher, Lauri loves reading, learning, and working especially with older youth. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, especially at Dewart Lake in northern Indiana, where the family enjoys all types of water sports and relaxation! Lauri and her family live in Zionsville.

The Children Are The Victims

These children have been dealt tremendous and unfair circumstances that they have no control over. They are victims of abuse and neglect and now face the worry of not knowing who will take care of them, where they will live or even why this is happening.

Will you stand up and be their advocate? Will you show them that someone does care?

Contact Us

Boone County GAL/CASA

304 Courthouse Sq.

Lebanon, IN 46052

Children without CASA involvement are spending an average of over eight months longer in care, compared to children having CASA involvement.

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