The Director’s Award is given to an individual (or individuals) who has demonstrated a longstanding commitment to supporting and promoting CASA of New Hampshire. It recognizes those who have had significant and far-reaching impact in regard to advancing CASA of NH’s work on a variety of levels. 2022 Honorees: Senator Maggie Hassan and Senator Jeanne […]
About Amanda Desmarais
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In the 30 years since two New Hampshire judges took a chance on a program that promised advocacy for children by highly trained volunteers, CASA of New Hampshire has advocated for more than 10,000 children. At the heart of every one of those cases has been a judge with a life-altering decision to make. CASA […]
Our Community Partner Award highlights CASA’s valuable community partners for their support, engagement and resources that they have contributed to furthering the mission of the work we do. CASA recognizes that we have broad and deep support from the New Hampshire community but we seek to acknowledge those people and companies who have gone above […]
John McDermott was a man whose life was committed to changing the future for New Hampshire’s youth. He spent his entire career in law enforcement and juvenile justice working diligently to improve the lives of children. John knew and believed the committed work of one or many could, and would, change the course of events […]
In September of 2017, CASA of New Hampshire unexpectedly lost a dear friend and outstanding advocate – Linda Egbert of North Hampton. A dependable, compassionate and a true champion for the children she worked with, Linda touched the lives of 26 children over her 10 years as an advocate. Linda was also a longtime member […]
Volunteering with children who have experienced abuse, neglect, and trauma, Maureen Rowley, a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for 22 years, has seen sadness and heartache, but has also seen joy. She’s cheered on parents who battle back and arise victorious from the clutches of drug misuse in order to gain back custody of […]
Kathy Johnson has built a life on caring for others. During her career in nursing, she taught nursing students how to care for children with special needs. At home, she raised her four children, and is now a grandmother of 10 (not one to sit idle, Kathy crocheted a blanket for each grandchild last winter […]
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of New Hampshire is a nonprofit that recruits, trains, and supports community volunteers to serve as advocates for abused or neglected children throughout the state. CASA volunteer advocates get to know a child, and the important people in that child’s life, in order to provide vital information to help a […]
Patty Tollner has spent 12 years serving CASA of New Hampshire in multiple roles, from board member to volunteer advocate—some of that time with a special friend, her trained therapy dog Raisin, by her side. Like many people, Patty had heard about CASA through various channels over a number of years before the time was […]