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Series Record

Title :
Court Appointed Special Attorney (CASA) coordinator records
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Superior Court: Family Court Department
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Series Date(s) :
(ca. 1996-2003)  Begin Date: 1996    End Date: 2003 
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Scope :
Materials from the Family Court Department regargind the dependency CASA program policies, procedures, and training materials.The Dependency CASA Program was created in 1976 by King County Superior Court Presiding Judge David W. Soukup, who was concerned over making decisions on cases of abused and neglected children without sufficient information. Judge Soukup conceived the idea of using trained community volunteers to speak for the best interests of these children in court. This program was the first of its kind and has served as a national model for child abuse advocacy. In 1977, the Children in Placement Committee of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) developed guidelines to help the juvenile justice system protect the child's right to a safe, permanent family. The committee coined the umbrella term "Court Appointed Special Advocate" - CASA - denoting any volunteer following a clearly defined role as a friend of the court.
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