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CASA of Bell and Coryell Counties Welcomes 20 New Advocates

CASA of Bell and Coryell Counties kicked off the summer in full-swing and has been staying busier than ever! Between joining our local chambers of commerce, staying connected with our communities, fundraising, providing training opportunities for our CASA network, and continuously delivering quality advocacy for our local children, our CASA family has continued its growth. Over the months of May and June, your local CASA welcomed 20 new child advocates to our program. May included a swearing-in ceremony in Bell County with the Honorable Judge Charles Van Orden as well as our first-ever swearing-in ceremony in Coryell County with the Honorable Judge Cheryll Mabray. On June 25, we gained an additional 11 advocates who will be serving at least 11 more children in our service area. With four more rounds of training scheduled through the end of the calendar year, we are thrilled to welcome our newest child advocates and excited to see our program continue to grow as we work to serve more children in Bell and Coryell Counties!



Top left (from left to right): Judge Cheryll Mabray of Coryell County, Lorena Leiser, and Michelle Sagraves. Top right: Jacky Sanders, Briana Mills, Jaclyn Van Boening, Judge Charles Van Orden of Bell County, Dawn Graves (Executive Director), Daniel Gilleland, Robert McDonald, and Carol Brown. Bottom Left: Dawn Woodard and family with Judge Charles Van Orden. Bottom right: Kim Craig (Executive Assistant), Deloris Thomas (back), Fabiola Florexil (front), Cindy Taylor, Kim Chambers, Brittish Greer, Judge Charles Van Orden, Dolores Geier, Stephanie Gonzales, Chris Geier, Brianna Forward, Dimitra Fuller (front), and Suyog Adhikari (front).