Effective CASA Advocacy in a Virtual Environment

This webinar is designed for CASA program staff and volunteers, as well as volunteers or professionals working in the child welfare system, to help ensure they have the tools they need to successfully advocate for children and families in virtual CPS court hearings. The following topics will also be discussed:

  • facilitating meaningful preparation and participation in virtual hearings for children, youth and families;
  • protecting confidentiality during court hearings;
  • supporting service plan participation for children and parents;
  • ensuring proper documentation; and more.

The webinar is moderated by the Honorable Rob Hofmann, Judge of the 452nd District Court and Jurist in Residence for the Supreme Court Children’s Commission. Panelists include:

  • Ann Marie Smith, Attorney ad litem for children and parents,
  • Dennis Arriaga, Managing Attorney for DFPS in Region 8,
  • LeAnne Lopez, Senior Advocacy Coordinator with CASA of the South Plains, and
  • Terri Faught, Volunteer Advocate with CASA of the South Plains.