The judges of the Worcester County Juvenile Court system appoint CASA volunteers to help their most complex or difficult cases. Here are some of the ways these judges describe their experiences:
Judge Carol Erskine, First Justice of the Worcester Juvenile Court:
"CASA Volunteers perform a unique and essential role advocating for the best interests of abused and neglected children. CASA volunteers assist all juvenile court judges in making decisions to improve the quality of life for our most vulnerable population. Their role as independent, objective advocates is an essential contribution to the management and disposition of these complicated cases."
Judge Martha Grace, Former Chief Justice, Worcester Juvenile Court:
"CASA is an invaluable tool for a juvenile judge…Few other agencies can do so much with the amount of funding CASA receives.”
Judge Luis G. Perez, Former Associate Justice, Worcester County Juvenile Court:
"I sleep better at night knowing that a CASA is on the case. I wish we had a CASA on every case."