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Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children

The mission of CASA of Denton County, Inc. is to provide trained community volunteers, to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children, and to promote community awareness about child abuse issues. – Adopted 08/22/2000.

2010 ANNUAL REPORT


2010 CASA Stats At A Glance

2010 Volunteer Statistics

CHILDREN Cases Worked . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 273 Children Served . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 467

Age Category # of Volunteers 21-30. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 31-40. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 41-50. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 51-60. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 61-70. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 71-80. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Unknown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0

Permanent Plans Achieved Total Number of Children . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 182 Returned to Family . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Placed with Legal Guardian . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Adopted . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Aged Out (turned 18) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

Ethnicity # of Volunteers Anglo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108 African American. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Hispanic/Latino . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Other. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

Outcomes • 99% of CASA recommendations were accepted by Judges/Juries. • 59% of children achieved permanency within 18 months of CASA’s acceptance of the case. • 2 children served by CASA entered the child welfare system for a second time within six months of case closure.

Gender # of Volunteers Male . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Female . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 Marital Status # of Volunteers Single . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Married. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Unknown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

VOLUNTEERS Average length of time advocates stay with CASA of Denton County: 3 years, 1 month or 37 months – higher than the national average of 35 months

AGE OF CHILDREN SERVED

ETHNICITY OF CHILDREN SERVED

234 Females

233 Males

4 Other

15 Multi-racial

4 Native American

99 African American

104 Hispanic/Latino

241 Caucasian

0 Children - Ages 18 & up

44 Children - Ages 13-17

151 Children - Ages 6-12

2010 Child Statistics - 467 Served

272 Children - Ages 0-5

280 270 260 250 240 230 220 210 200 190 180 170 160 150 140 130 120 110 100 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0

GENDER OF CHILDREN SERVED

“All too often families and children of CPS get involved in the system because of the darkest moments in their lives but with CASA and our family focused, strength based community engagement practice we can support the changes necessary to give them hope and change those dark moments to bright positive fulfilling moments that will change their outcome on life.” Teresa Morrow, CPS CVS Program Director


Financial and In-Kind Supporters

“The children in these cases are in very difficult situations. They feel that no one is there to listen to them. They feel that no one will help them. CASA advocates MAJOR Funding Sources • City of Carrollton • City of Denton • City of Highland Village • City of Lewisville •• Cloud 9 Charities • Denton Benefit League • Denton County • Grande Communications • Johnson Family Foundation • Office of the Attorney General • Rotary of Flower Mound • SDC Neighbor to Neighbor • Texas CASA, Inc. • The Meadows Foundation • Town of Flower Mound • United Way of Denton County, Inc. • United Way of Metropolitan Dallas • Victim of Crime Act • Wal-Mart Store #4627 Evening of Elegance Hosted by Chef Morris Salerno, The Grotto Restaurant Associate Justice Sponsor • Denton Regional Medical Center Justice of the Peace Sponsors • DATCU Credit Union • First State Bank • Goodson Engineering • Medical Center of Lewisville • Miller of Denton • Northstar Bank of Texas • TXU Energy • University of North Texas • Wells Fargo • Wood, Thacker & Weatherly, P.C. Other Sponsors • Denton Record-Chronicle • Eagle & Wheeler • Eagleton Photography • Moet Hennessey USA • Star Community Newspapers Pulling for Kids Sponsors High Velocity Sponsors • Dallas Digital Services, LLC • Denton Regional Medical Center • Innovative Transportation Solutions Marksman Sponsors • Acute Management, LP • Catalyst Oil Field Company • Kuzmich Law Firm • Medical Center of Lewisville • Miller Family • North Texas Shooters Association • Northstar Bank of Texas Sportsman Sponsors • Denton Municipal Electric • PointBank • Rogers-O’Brien Construction Company • Speedway Club at Texas Motor Speedway • University of North Texas Food/Beverage/In-Kind Sponsors • Classic Café at Roanoke • Denton Record-Chronicle • Eagle & Wheeler • Fast Signs

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Grizzaffi Darby Matt’s Outback Steakhouse Miller of Denton Star Community Newspapers Syracuse Sausage Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Wells Fargo

CASA is pleased to acknowledge gifts received in honor of the following individuals: • In Honor of Sterling Biegert From April Williams • In Honor of Walsh Costigan From Diane Warth • In Honor of Sherri Gideon From Nancy Fisher • In Honor of Ebby Halliday From Peggy Capps • In Honor of Donna Jennings From Tralisa Woods • In Honor of Sennett Kirk From Larry McBryde • In Honor of Mike Moran From Larry McBryde • In Honor of Murro Martens From Larry McBryde • In Honor of Linda Ratliff From First State Bank • In Honor of JonAnna Reidinger From Karen Stewart • In Honor of Lynn Schwirtz From Francis and JonAnna Reidinger • In Honor of Don White From Larry McBryde CASA is pleased to acknowledge gifts received in memory of the following individuals: • In Memory of Frank Cawthon From Wes and Sherri Gideon From Mike and Betty Moran • In Memory of Betty DeBerry From Joe Mitchell • In Memory of Paula Fitzhugh From Mike and Betty Moran • In Memory of Irene Greener From L. Dee and Sherry Shipman • In Memory of James Haley From Mike and Betty Moran • In Memory of Shelby Hiser From Jorji Northrop • In Memory of Rogers Johnson From Roscie Banks From Loretta Jaggers From Arquilla Shepherd • In Memory of Bill McFarling From L. Dee and Sherry Shipman • In Memory of Dorothy Pope From Stan and Carrell Ann Simmons • In Memory of Viola Mae Rodolph From Cliff and Janie McLeod • In Memory of Delilah Schaub From James Schaub • In Memory of Norman Simons From Mike and Betty Moran • In Memory of Alton Thibodeaux From Roscie Banks From Loretta Jaggers From Arquilla Shepherd

• In Memory of Marcy Shepherd Thibodeaux From Roscie Banks From Loretta Jaggers From Arquilla Shepherd • In Memory of Loreana Walton From Roscie Banks From Loretta Jaggers From Arquilla Shepherd Laying a Foundation for the Future: A Home for CASA and Hope for Kids Capital Campaign • Lauren Barker • Mike and Dixie Berry • Wes and Sherri Gideon • Highland Village Rotary Club • Shelly Krueger • Cara Leising • Linda Ratliff • Brenda Sweeten Donors • 3M Foundation • Abbott Laboratories Fund • Tonya Adam • Adams Exterminating Company, Inc. • The Adolphus-Dallas • Johnnie Akin • Albertson’s • Elaine Albury • Ana Alpart • Alpha Glass & Mirror Company • David Alvarez • AT&T Employee Giving Campaign • Atrium Medical Center • Austin Community Foundation • Jeanette Baldwin • Lamar and Barbara Ball • Chris and Sue Bancroft • Bank of America • Cathy Banks • Roscie Banks • Lauren Barker • Gretchen Bataille • Shelly Beattie • Ben E. Keith Beers-Budweiser • Butch Benham • Bent Tree Bible Fellowship • Grant Bergmann • Jonathan Berry • Tim Beste • Tiffany Bethmann • Dara and Sterling Biegert • Rhonda Blackall • Troy Blackall • Elizabeth Blake-Hedges • Thomas Bleich • Larry and Billie Bobo • Krista Bolton • John and Penny Bonnot • Dori Boone-Costantino • Borders Bookstore • Jeremy Bowden • Chrysandra Bowen • Lee Ann Breading • Mike Breslin • Brightside Boutique • Melinda Brock • Byron Brown • Dawn Brown • John Brown • Debbie Buchanan • Buckets & Bows Maid Service

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Stanley Bugala Lawrence Bunyard Jean Burk Hardy Burke, III Cynthia Burkett Jason Burton Michael Buscarino Steve and Andrea Calloway Leon and Jean Campbell The Campos Group Jacqueline Cannon Peggy Capps Robert Carr Chris Carrington Cartridge World Cassie’s Frozen Yogurt CBS Mechanical C-Con Services Cheaper Than Dirt Outdoor Adventure Chef Morris Salerno Eugene and Amy Cherrnay Chicks Dig It...And Guys Do Too! Ben Choate Chuck and Lori Christensen Teri Clark Joan Clay Shawn Cleveland Evan Clift Elisabeth Clolino Cloud 9 Salon & Spa Amanda Coffey Stewart Coffman Hugh and Bernadette Coleman Robert and Jean Collier Communities Foundation of Texas Community Management Associates Arlen Cowles Mikel Curry Ken and Rahna Cutting Vy Dam Nathan Davenport Ray and Sheryl David Martha Deiss Tyler DeLaCerda Zelma DeLeon Deluxe Nail Seth Denson Denton Florist Denton Police Department Denton Regional Medical Center Paul and Kelly DesJardins Destiny Salon Rob DiBernardo Earl Dobson Tom Donovan Mr. and Mrs. James Dotson, Sr. Sheri Dragoo John Draude Shirley Dunaway Eagle & Wheeler Walter and Kim Eagleton Eagleton Photography The Education Center, Little Elm El Chaparral Cantina & Grille Buz Elsom Employees of Jostens Employees of Matt’s Outback Steakhouse Kelly Erickson Robert Estes Billie Evans Colleen Evans Tom and Rebecca Eveleth Beatrice Ewing


CASA gratefully acknowledges the generosity of those who contributed between January 1 and December 31, 2010.

s change that. CASA advocates bring these children the hope they crave and the voice they need.” The Honorable Bruce McFarling, Judge, 362nd District Court • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Extreme Cuisine Catering ExxonMobil Foundation Sandra Faciane Nick and Jacque Farley Fast Signs Ralph Fellers Judy Kay Ferguson Dave and Debbie Finley First Security Bank First State Bank Nancy Fisher Reta Foreman Peggy Foster Foster’s Western Wear Rich Freddo Michael and Ruth Frye David Fuller Jeremy Fykes Joe Gagen Lisa Garner Greg and Sharon Garrett Gwen Gary Susan Gehrlein Zoe Gibby Sherri Gideon Mary Gillespie Lee Anne Gilman Global Impact Claudia Goff Larry and Pattie Jo Goff Golden Triangle Mall Mark Goodson Goodson Engineering Alison Grant Brian Gray Jean Greenlaw Kathy Grewing Debby Grigsby Grizzaffi Darby Claudia Haag Rick Hagen Neal Haile Halliburton Giving Choices Vern Hammett Hannah’s Off the Square Martha Hansen James Harris Richard and Joneel Harris Rowland Harvey John and Sue Hechinger Laurie Hemming Cynthia Henry Brent and Gina Hill Tex Hill Jan Hillman Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hodge Jerrold Hoffee Michele, Ryann, Morgan and Hunter Holmes Scott Hooper Roger Hooten Hooters Restaurant Horizon Unitarian Universalist Church Michael House Marian Howard Mary Hudelson Jane Huffman Humphrey & Associates, Inc. Richard Hunt Ken Hughes & Associates, P.C. Stephen Ingram Ivie & Associates, Inc. Loretta Jaggers

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David Jahn Roy and Frieda Jenkins Ed Johnson Michael Johnson Norma Johnson Kathleen Johnston Derbha Jones Sharon Joven Jared Julian Carolyn Kacena Mark and Marci Kawalek Mary Kay John Kelley Kids Racing for Kids Claude King James and Brownie King Sennett and Carolyn Kirk Kirk Securities Corporation Kara Kirkley Steven Kolb Ron and Linda Krause Kroger Food Stores Gary Krueger Shelly Krueger Steve Kuzmich Darrell Lake Aaryn Lamb Grace Lamb Land O’Lakes Quilt Guild Robyn Larabee Kevin and Brenda Latham John and Tommie Lawhon Jeffery Lawrence LeadsOnline, LLC Sarah Ledbetter Cara Leising Deborah Leliaert Vince Leon Jennifer Lewelling Mark Lewis Tameka Lewis Lewisville Noon Rotary Club Rachel Li Tracy Lindsay Tiffani Lohmann Hank Longcrier Amy Lord Dennis and Sandra Lyons Melissa Maldonado Bob and Debbie Mancino Cora Ann Martin Debbie Martin Tori Masters Rachel Mays Connie McAnally Larry and Jan McBryde Michael and Kimberly McCary Kay McClanahan Carolyn McClung Scott McDearmont Brent and Kimberly McDonald Frances McDuff Brent McGee Craig McGee Janie McLeod Al McNatt Kim McNeal Medical Center of Lewisville Quinn Meredith Meridian Bank Texas Dick Meyer Microsoft Giving Campaign

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Jerry Miller Millwork & More Rachel Minch Blake Mitchell Joe Mitchell Cathy Mitchell JoAnn Moody J. R. Moore Timothy Moore Mike and Betty Moran Debbie Morris Patty Morris Mike and Diane Morrison Lauri Morrow Paulette Mueller Joe and Janet Mulroy Louis Murad Carolyn Murphy Angie N’Duka Network for Good Justin Newland Ida Nezda Nicole Youngblood Photography Jason Nindorf Noles Enterprises, LLC Jorji Northrop Angela Nowicki Patricia O’Brien David O’Haugherty Omega Delta Phi Fraternity Overland Energy Candi Pardue Kathy Parker Libby Parmer Joe and Stacey Pascullo Candace Pate Chad Pendley Brad Penton Pepsico Foundation Matching Gifts Allan Perry Peterbilt Motors Company Pfizer Foundation Matching Gifts Mitty Plummer Richard Podgorski Sarah Pogue Pohlad Family Foundation John Polster Max and Marilyn Post Marc and Lori Powell Ike Pryor Judy Purser Robert Ramirez Linda Ratliff J. Newton Rayzor Foundation Reddy Ice/Pilot Point Chuck Redfearn Don and Nancy Reed Kevin Reed Francis and JonAnna Reidinger Sherry Rettinger Holli Rice J. Mike Riley Eric and Denise Roberts Joe Don Robinson Violet Robinson Doug and Bonnie Robison Rockwell Collins Employees United Fund Kelli Rod Barbara Rodman

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Gordon Roe George Roessner Mac Rogers Mike Romanowski Round Grove United Church Kathy Roux Rudy’s Country Store and BBQ James and Marcy Russell Jim Russell St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church Women’s Club Rex Sanders, Jr. Herbert and Jean Schaake James Schaub Schlotzsky S. Deli Bobby and Cheryl Schroeder Larry Schumm Jerry and Kathy Seay Rob and Kimberly Seay Jay and Martha Seiler Keith Seto Colleen Shannon Elizabeth Shaw Shelly’s Advanced Skincare Shelton Development Arquilla Shepherd L. Dee and Sherry Shipman Linda Siegel Nora Sierra Stan and Carrell Ann Simmons Birgitte Simpson Kelly Skenesky Joshua Smith Larry Smith Dawn Snoddy Southmont Baptist Church Southwest Ink Public Relations Janet Sparkman The Speedway Club at TMS Charles and Debbie Stafford Eric Starnater Peggy Stegmann Stella & Dot Jewelry Mike Stephenson Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Stevens Karen Stewart Kelly Stokes Randy Stout Zunie Stovall Cory Strange Joe and Chris Strange Scott Strange Greg and Maureen Studer Swirl Bakery Sysco Food Corporation Tetra Pak Materials, L.P. Texas Health Gives Campaign Jane Thacker Ana Marie Thompson Margie Tieslau TRT Communications, Inc. Kasey Turner Marc Turner Richard and Vicky Ulrich University of North Texas

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Linda Uphouse Robb Vance Scott and Lois Vanderhoef Roland and Emma Vela Chris Ventura Verizon Foundation Jodi Vicars-Nance Curry Vogelsang Chris Walding Ray and Lesa Walker Wal-Mart Cale Warren Diane Warth Michelle Webb Tara Wedemeyer Shirley Weidner Russell Welch Weldon’s Saddle Shop Wells Fargo Community Support Campaign Jason West Heidi Whitaker White Flyer Theresa White Darlene Whitten Robert Wiley Barbara Willcox April Williams Earl Williams and Associates, LLC Raymond Williams Sharon Wilson Jeff Wolfla Don and Carole Womack Dub Wood Tyler Wood Tammy Woodall Kathleen Woods Tralisa Woods Lisa Wortham Eugene Wright, Jr. Patrick Wright Z Pizza

CASA strives to remember all of those who have blessed us. Please contact us and forgive us if we failed to list your name and know that your generosity is truly appreciated.

Give light, happiness, hope, feelings of security and strength, and soon your life will reflect these qualities.


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peter

CASA was assigned to “Peter’s” case when he was nine years old. Peter, his brother and sister were all removed from their mother’s custody due to allegations of emotional abuse and neglectful supervision. Peter had been hit by a car twice in his apartment parking lot, and his family had a history of Child Protective Services (CPS) referrals dating back four years, starting when Peter was only five years old. Despite her history of neglect, Peter’s mother always seemed to do what she needed to do to keep her children during those early years. By the time Peter came into state care, he was labeled as emotionally disturbed and had been in Special Education classes at school. His mother’s parental rights were terminated and, after two years of waiting for her appeal to process through the courts, the termination was upheld. Peter and his siblings were then eligible to be adopted into a new family. Peter’s brother and sister found adoptive homes quickly, but Peter had trouble adjusting to foster care and the homes he was placed in. He never found that “perfect fit” of a family who wanted to invest their time and love in him.

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Peter has now been in the child welfare system for more than seven years and has been in over twenty different placements, from shelters

and foster homes to psychiatric hospitals and residential treatment centers to group homes and Juvenile Detention Centers. He has been featured on WFAA Channel 8’s “Wednesday’s Child,” and is currently enrolled in CPS’ adoptive unit

CASA of Denton County, Inc. Audited Financial Report Year Ended December 31, 2010 Where the Money Comes From? • Contributions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $70,306 • Fund Raising Events . . . . . . . . $138,323 • United Ways . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $154,968 • Texas CASA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $78,109 • Federal Grants . . . . . . . . . . . . . $68,741 • State Grants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $49,884 • Local Government Grants . . . . $93,620 Corporate/Foundation/ • Org. Grants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $41,123 • Interest Income . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $530 • In-Kind Contributions. . . . . . . . . $3,071 Total Revenue. . . . . . . . . . . . . . $698,675

Where the Money Goes? • Personnel Expenses. . . . . . . . $460,060 • Occupancy Related & Phones. . $30,600 • Casework Travel & Conferences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $25,385 • Supplies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $14,991 • Printing, Postage & PR. . . . . . . $10,419 • Insurance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,721 • Contracts & Services . . . . . . . . . $7,400 • Dues & Subscriptions. . . . . . . . . $3,038 • Volunteer Appreciation. . . . . . . $4,744 • Fund Raising Expenses. . . . . . . $60,347 • Miscellaneous. . . . . . . . . . . . . . $12,398 • Depreciation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $16,453 • Care4Kids Expenditures. . . . . . . . . $923 Total Expenses . . . . . . . . . . . . . $650,479 Net Income for 2010 . . . . . . . . . $48,196

in an attempt to find him a permanent home. Unfortunately for Peter, the chances of him finding that permanent home are very slim now that he is almost 17 years old, with many emotional problems. Peter will most likely “age out” of state care at the age of 18, with no place to go and no home to call his own. While Peter’s is not a “Happy Ending” story, it is a true CASA story. Because Peter has had the same CASA volunteer advocate for the past seven years, he has had someone who has consistently been there for him. Although he has had several CPS caseworkers and twenty different placements, he has had only one CASA. Peter’s CASA volunteer has visited him in every placement, often driving hours to see him, and usually bringing him clean clothes if he’s been moved quickly. When everyone else has given up on him, his CASA volunteer has been to every court hearing, advocating for him and his right to find a permanent home. The CASA volunteer continues to work with CPS and the Attorney Ad Litem in an attempt to find Peter a place where he can live and thrive. She will not give up on him, she is his light of hope - she is his CASA.

2010 Board of Directors and Advisory Council CASA Board of Directors

Dixie Berry Jean Campbell • Ray Croff Debby Grigsby Sennett Kirk • Shelly Krueger Steve Kuzmich Jeffery Lawrence • Sarah Ledbetter Cara Leising Bob Mancino • Janie McLeod Joe Mitchell Linda Ratliff •Denise Roberts Keeli Rule Kay Schroeder • Carrell Ann Simmons Greg Studer

Advisory Council

Judy Grimes Russell Kerbow • Brenda Latham Scott McDearmont Michael Ryan


CASA of Denton County, Inc. 2010 – A Year of Hope Hope is an interesting concept – a term loosely thrown around. You hear the word hope used by all types of people in all types of positions with all types of influence – hope for better roads, hope for cleaner air, hope for world peace. And, yet, you can hear yourself using the word on a much smaller scale to describe your inner dreams and goals – the hope for a nicer car or a college education or a dream vacation. Imagine then what response you would get if you asked a group of foster children what they hope for. It’s a very humbling experience. These children hope for things that you and I take for granted, things that we forget are not automatically part of the everyday experience for all children. They hope for brand new things instead of hand-me-downs such as school supplies, new shoes, and clothes with the tag still on them. They hope for the chance to play in little league sports, to take dance lessons, to be treated like all other children. They hope for a bed to sleep in, a key to their home hanging around their neck, a friend. They hope for someone to love them for who they are, a family to call their own, a chance for a positive future. Indeed, hope is an interesting concept and one that is very much a part of everyday CASA life. Staff hope for more volunteer advocates to serve more children. Board members hope for more resources, to provide more staff and more volunteer advocates, to serve more children. Volunteer advocates hope for the strength and wisdom to use these resources to change children’s lives. Pamela Butler, a former foster youth and spokesperson for National CASA was quoted as saying, “To give a child a CASA is to give them a voice. To give them a voice is to give them hope. And to give them hope is to give them the world.” In 2010 in Denton County, 123 CASA advocates provided help and hope for 467 abused and neglected children - providing support, guidance and advocacy that can fundamentally alter the course of their young lives. It is in this way that CASA is truly changing our community one caring adult, one voice, one child at a time. There is hope for a positive future for our community’s children and CASA is proud to be an integral part of what keeps that hope alive.

– Sherri Gideon CASA Staff:

Lauren Barker, Development Associate Cheri Fry, Casework Supervisor Sherri Gideon, Executive Director Sara Hinojosa, Training Coordinator/Casework Supervisor Kristen James, Casework Supervisor Debbie Martin, Office Manager Betty Moran, Casework Supervisor Sandi Moresco, Casework Supervisor Lori Powell, Casework Supervisor Melissa Ryan, Program Director Theresa White, Casework Supervisor

Agency Information:

CASA of Denton County, Inc. 614 North Bell Avenue • Denton, Texas 76209 Phone: 940.243.2272 • Fax: 940.243.1605 Email: info@casadenton.org Website: www.casadenton.org CASA of Denton County is a member agency of Texas CASA, Inc., the National CASA Association, and the United Ways of Denton County and Metropolitan Dallas.

2010 List of Volunteers

• Baba Ahuwan • Josh Appling • Laura Armbruster • Richard Armey • Sherry Atkinson • Janet Aune • Cassidy Baker • Marilyn Bauer • Tish Becker • Dixie Berry • Mikayla Berry • Mike Berry • Scott Berry • Nannette Bishop • Leigh Brackeen • Mike Breslin • Melinda Brock • Tiffany Browning • Jean Burk • Andrea Calloway • Steve Calloway • Scott Cameron • Jennifer Campbell • Jean Campbell • Rebecca Cawley • Lori Christensen • Teri Clark • Chuck Close • James Collier • Michelle Cotton • Ray Croff • Christa Crowe • Clarice Darnell • Kevin Daugherty • Nicole de la Cerda • Tania de la Torre • Carol Delbecq • Shaina Draper • Amanda Espinoza • Colleen Evans • Sandra Faciane • Jacque Farley • Sandy Fasciane • Brenda Fenner • Michael Fisher • Peggy Foster • Richard Freddo • Janelle Gamache • Tony Gamron • Jackie Garcia • Traci Gardner Petteway • Kim Garner • Brad Garrett • Diane Gartside • James Gideon • Wes Gideon • Susan Gleghorn • Anneliesa Glynn • Claudia Goff • Nicole Gordillo • Angela Green • Reggie Greene • Jessica Greenfield • Debby Grigsby • Judy Grimes • Martha Hansen • Jeri Harwell • John Hechinger • Sue Hechinger • Laurie Hemming • Gina Hill • Wani Hinton • Donna Hodge • Evelyn Horne • Marian Howard

• Carmen Huff • Richard Hunt • Mary Hunter • Ronald Hurst • Shumaira Jackson • Theresa Jackson • Heidi Jaynes • Russell Kerbow • Carie Kimball • Deborah Kimball • Carolyn Kirk • Sennett Kirk • Kara Kirkley • Aaron Klein • Jacob Klein • Katie Klein • Sheryl Knippa • Kelly Krause • Duane Krueger • Shelly Krueger • Stephen Kuzmich • Grace Lamb • Brenda Latham • Jeffery Lawrence • Sarah Ledbetter • Cara Leising • Jean Levenick • Amber Lidster • Russell Linton • Leah Lopez • Brian Mahavier • Stacy Mahavier • Bob Mancino • Debbie Mancino • Becky Marcum • Jerry Martin • Crystal Martinez • Tori Masters • Connie McAnally • Della McCartney • Jamie McCormick • Dana McCullam • Scott McDearmont • Cliff McLeod • Janie McLeod • Shelly McNabb • Jay McReynolds • Paula McReynolds • Lynna Means • Curtis Miller • Linda Miller • Rebecca Millikin • Rachel Minch • Georganne Mires • Joe Mitchell • Kay T. Moore • Betty Moran • Renate Morehouse • Debbie Morris • Teresa Morrow • Karen Murrell • Justin Newland • Missy Nicholson • Lisa Olson • Labeth Page • Kathy Parker • Michael Parker • Lisa Paukner • Pam Pedigo • Paula Petty • Katie Poerstel • Sarah Pogue • Jerry Pomposelli • Gina Pozos • Marcia Raines • Linda Ratliff

• Sue Real • Diane Reynolds • Linda Richardson • Denise Roberts • Violet Robinson • Gordon Roe • Jan Rogers • Keeli Rule • Michael Ryan • Christopher Sandifer • Cynthia Sandusky • Hamlet Sarakhanian • Lauren Schrack • Kay Schroeder • Lynn Schwirtz • Melanie Shirey • Linda Siegel • Carrell Ann Simmons • Ed Sims • Emily Skinner • Martin Smith • Norman Smith • Sue Smith • Christine Snow • Gary Snow • Betty Southerland • June Splain • Donna Stephens • Zunie Stovall • Gregory Studer • Ellen Sullivan • Veronica Tackett • Aimee Tanos • Bill Taylor • Traci Thompson • Belinda Trevino • Suzy True • Victoria Ulrich • Cameron Vargas • Kay Vargas • Obdulia Vega • Chris Ventura • Peg Walsh • Ashton Watson • Shirley Weidner • Lisa Wells • Barbara Willcox • Pauline Williamson • Lara Willner • Nathan Winters • Dub Wood • Tyler Wood • Tammy Woodall • Mark Young

You are each a

Light of Hope

in the Life of a Child.

2010 Annual Report  

CASA of Denton County's Annual Report for fiscal year 2010.