THE JUDGE'S CORNER:  Welcome Hearing Master Pickard
by Judge Frank Sullivan

As you may be aware, the Juvenile Dependency Court started off the New Year with two new Dependency Hearing Masters; namely, H.M. Margaret Pickard and H.M. Adriana White. I would like to take this opportunity to introduce H.M. Pickard who presides over Central Site cases in Courtroom #14.

Hearing Master Pickard comes over to Juvenile Dependency after serving as a Master in Juvenile Justice proceedings since 2016. As a Juvenile Justice Master, H.M. Pickard presided over Juvenile Sex Offense Court, Diversion Court, Truancy Diversion Court, and the Juvenile Drug Court. Prior to serving as a Hearing Master, she was the Specialty Court Manager of the Eighth Judicial District Court's nine drug, alcohol and mental health courts.   Read More

CASA of the Month: March 2019
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. The CASA Program will be planting 400 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. Wear your blue & join us

March is National Social Worker Month  

The CASA Program of the 8th Judicial District Court extends our most sincere appreciation to all social workers in Clark County. We have great gratitude to all social workers & case managers who work within child welfare, schools and private agencies.  CASA volunteers are sworn officers of the court and appointed to represent the best interest of children in the foster care system. Our CASA volunteers work alongside social workers and case managers daily and understand how challenging the work can be in supporting children & families in the child welfare system.   
Clark County's social workers & the Department of Family Services case managers juggle large caseloads, work in highly stressful situations, and make life changing decisions for children and families every day and they deserve our recognition and support. The CASA Program staff are proud to work as partners with DFS' staff to ensure the children in foster care are placed in safe, stable and nurturing homes, until they can achieve permanency.     -The CASA Team  

A Message from the CASA Foundation

Spring is a wonderful time to consider the needs of children in fostercare  during the upcoming months. The CASA Foundation is committed to assisting with funding so no foster child misses school trips, summer camps, sports, dance, etc. Where needed, the Foundation can also cover tutoring costs at the Tutoring Club and is beginning a limited pilot program with in-home tutors. Academic camps and enrichment can also be paid for. Some of our favorite recent requests have been for driving lessons! Additionally, where children have significant relationships with out-of-state relatives, partial cost of plane tickets are approved. Spring Break and summer are perfect times to make those types arrangements. 

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. 

Kappa Alpha Theta Las Vegas Alumnae 
invite you to a
featuring cabi's colorful Spring '19 Collection
Red Rock Country Club 
          2250 Red Springs Drive Las Vegas, NV 89135
All proceeds benefit the CASA Foundation
& the Theta Foundation
Light fare, sweets, tea & sparkling wine
RSVP by April 7 for special price of $55 per person
After April 7, cost is $60 per person
RSVP deadline is April 22

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.