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National Child Abuse Prevention Month
by Judge Frank Sullivan

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month which recognizes the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse and neglect and promotes the social and emotional well-being of children and families. As a community, we need to increase awareness and provide education and support to families through resources and strategies to prevent child abuse and neglect. Our current child welfare system responds to child abuse and neglect, whereas, we need to place more focus on the prevention of child abuse and neglect. As the saying goes, "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure."   Read More

CASA of the Month: April 2019


The CASA Program planted 450 blue pinwheels at Family Court on Friday,   April 12th at noon.

The pinwheel is an uplifting reminder of childhood and the bright futures all children deserve. Our helpers included: District Attorney's Office-Family Court, Rape Crisis Center, Olive Crest, DFS, Nevada CASA Association Director, multiple CASA volunteers, CASA staff & Family Court Presiding Judge Bryce Duckworth. 



April 9th was   Ben & Jerry's Free Cone Day around the world. All donations collected at Ben & Jerry's in Henderson (District at Green Valley & Sunset Station) benefited the CASA Foundation! Many Las Vegas Celebrity Scoopers supported this charity event, and although there was a high wind warning that day, the crowds came out for their free ice cream! 

Local youth, ALYSSA H. stopped by to  donate all the money she received from her Bat Mitzvah to the  CASA Foundation! Thank you!    

The  CASA Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit and is not part of the CASA Program of the Eighth Judicial District Court-Family Division. 


Are you interested in becoming a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteer assigned to advocate for the best interest of a child in foster care? We need your help! Join us for an orientation to learn more about this important role.

The CASA Program has 3 orientations every month: 

  • 2nd Saturday of the month at 11:30 AM, at Child Haven, 701 North Pecos, Las Vegas, NV 89101 MAP
  • 3rd Wednesday of the month at 6 PM, at Clark County Government Center, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway, Las Vegas NV 89155. MAP
  • 4th Saturday of the month at 11:30 AM, at Child Haven, 701 North Pecos, Las Vegas, NV 89101 MAP
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) volunteers provide advocacy for children who have been abused and neglected so that children can thrive in safe and permanent homes.