In 1977, the concept of the Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program was introduced in Seattle, Washington. Seattle Juvenile Court Judge David W. Soukup realized that children who entered the legal system due to abuse or neglect in their own homes were often inadvertently re-victimized by courts and public social service agencies... More about GAL/CASA »
Be sure to save the save the date for the 2015 Indiana GAL/CASA Conference, “Kids Can’t Wait!” The conference is scheduled for Saturday, September 19, 2015 at the Marriott East in Indianapolis. The Director’s Round Table Discussions and the Annual Staff and Director’s Meeting will be held Thursday, September 17 and Friday, September 18. There are 15 great breakout sessions, as well as a wonderful keynote presentation planned.
This year, we are offering hotel accommodations on site at the Marriott (for the Conference rate of $98.00 per night) and next door at the LaQuinta Inn and Suites at the special rate of $74.00 per night. Registration for both hotels are open at the discounted rate until September 1, 2015.
Cost to attend the conference is $50.00 for GAL/CASA staff and volunteers and $75.00 for GAL attorneys not affiliated with a local GAL/CASA volunteer program. We will also offer a Friday Night Social Event for an additional $20.00 for those who wish to attend.
Regional Trainings are being scheduled across the State of Indiana for GAL/CASA volunteers, staff and directors. Each Region will be hosting the following: