Recent Photos from CASA Events in Montana
Board member Schylar Canfield, a former foster child now at Montana Tech in Butte, talks with Secretary Vivian Taylor of Saco. Board members from CASA of Montana mingled with CASA program directors and legislators at an educational reception. CASA programs are asking for increased funding through the Montana Supreme Court budget.
Justice Jim Rice, VISTA member Santella Baglivo and Chief Justice Karla Gray, pose for a photo in the Supreme Court courtroom. Santella, known as "Sandy" is serving with CASA of Montana and CASA Advocates for Kids in Helena for one year. She was one of 33 VISTA members sworn in before the Montana Supreme Court on Jan. 24.
Rep. Jonathon Windy Boy, D-Box Elder, talks with Sherri Noel, a CASA volunteer in Hardin. The event attracted nearly 30 legislators and staff members, as well as Chief Justice Karla Gray and Justice Jim Rice.
Robin Ebinger and her husband, Rep. Bob Ebinger, HD 62 share a smile with Ann Schilling, director of the 6th Judicial District CASA/GAL in Park County. Legislators gathered with CASA directors and board members for an educational event in January.
Ellen Bush, Executive Director of CASA of Montana, stands with Judy Pylar, executive director of CASA CAN of Great Falls, and Bruce Malcolm, legislator from Emigrant in Park County. Behind them is the new CASA display.
A $400 cake for CASA of Missoula - Tracy Ledyard, social worker and member of the CASA of Missoula Board of Directors, displays the carrot cake that Judge Robert "Dusty" Deschamps III bought for $400 at the Light of Hope Banquet in Missoula. The event brought in over $20,000. The board also honored 2006 volunteer of the year Laura Cork, a Missoula CASA volunteer who also attended and spoke eloquently at the 2006 Judicial conference on youth in need sponsored by Chief Justice Gray.