Meet Jessica Ramsey, CASA Volunteer and Olympic Athlete

August 4, 2021

The world may know Jessica Ramsey as an American shot putter who, at the US Olympic Track & Field Team Trials held last month, threw an US Olympic Trials Championships Record to win the women’s shot put 20.12 m (66ft.). However, CASA of Lafayette County in Oxford, Miss., knows Jessica as a passionate and dedicated… Read More »


June 28, 2021

When addiction separated Stephani from her boy, Mason, Court Appointed Special Advocates helped bring them together again. Mother and son were back together following her graduation from her recovery program with Family Treatment Court. All went smoothly for more than two years. Then COVID struck. And although neither mother nor son contracted COVID, the virus… Read More »

CASA Helps Strengthen a Mother-Son Bond, A Reunification Story Pt 1

June 15, 2021

The inseparable bond between Stephani Kuykendall and her son, Mason, age 5, is immediately apparent. Their love for one another is so tangible that it’s very hard to imagine that they have ever been separated. Yet as strong as that love is, Kuykendall’s drug addiction was almost as powerful. Twice she had Mason taken away… Read More »

June is National Reunification Month

June 1, 2021

June is National Reunification Month and a time to reflect on family strengths that lead to successful reunifications. Here at Clark County CASA we have close to 130 volunteers that are involved in reunifying children with their families every day. According to the Children’s Bureau with the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) of the… Read More »

Clark County CASA to separate from YWCA

May 21, 2021

For nearly 40 years, YWCA Clark County has administered the Clark County Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program in partnership with Clark County Superior Court Administration. Serving over 700 children each year with the support of 130 volunteers and 11 staff, together we have advocated for the best interest of children in the care of… Read More »

May is National Foster Care Month

May 4, 2021

In observance of National Foster Care Month in May, CASA Clark County greatly appreciates Clark County foster families who have opened their homes and remained resilient, as well as our CASA volunteers who have continued to make a difference in the lives of children during the pandemic. On any given day, there are nearly 423,000… Read More »

Walk. Run. Thrive!

April 14, 2021

On May 1-2, 2021, join Clark County CASA in the National CASA/GAL Association for Children’s nationwide Walk. Run. Thrive! Help us reach our goal to raise awareness for the important work of CASA programs and volunteers! By participating in this virtual event, you can walk or run wherever you are and at your own pace… Read More »


April 1, 2021

Join Clark County CASA in raising awareness for Child Abuse Prevention Month (CAPM) with our Pinwheels For Prevention coloring contest! In 2008 Prevent Child Abuse America launched their Pinwheels for Prevention campaign to help support their vision “for a world where children grow up happy, healthy, and prepared for success in families and communities,” free… Read More »

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is nationally recognized as Child Abuse Prevention Month and we’ve planned an entire month’s worth of activities for our community to participate in! Beginning today through April 30th we encourage you to take a look at this digital calendar to see how you and your family can adopt healthy practices, have fun and raise… Read More »

The Common Good – Part 2

March 17, 2021

Back in November, Program Director Sheryl Thierry and Volunteer Mentor Dawn Montgomery were welcomed on as guests to KXRW’s The Common Good. After giving a history of our program along with an overview of operations during COVID both women sat down with host Joe Clemens to share some of the real stories of children and families… Read More »