May 14th is officially CASA Appreciation Day! CASA of Orange County was fortunate enough to spearhead a joint effort with California State Senator, Josh Newman. Newman introduced SCR 131 on the senate floor that declares May 14th as CASA Appreciation Day in the state of California. Senator Newman and his wife Darcy Lewis are both former CASA volunteers from Orange County and have been major supporters of our organization. CASA was lucky enough to send some of our team up to the Capitol Building in Sacramento for this special recognition ceremony -- Regan Phillips (CASA-OC CEO), Andy Jacobson (CASA Case Supervisor), Pat Cahill (longest serving CASA-OC volunteer - over 22 years!), Lily Colby (California CASA Policy & Program Coordinator), Jaynine Warner (CASA Board Member & former Friends of CASA President).
More information and a video of Senator Newman on the floor for the recognition ceremony can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/SenatorNewmanCA/