CASA-NH’s COVID-19 Response and Protocols
Updated As Of April 2, 2021
The safety of our advocates and the children they serve is our number one priority. However, COVID-19 has not put an end to child abuse in New Hampshire and across the country; in fact, we are anticipating a surge of cases once the pandemic is behind us due to the distance that it has caused between children and mandated reporters. That is why we’ve adjusted our protocols and onboarding process to a completely virtual experience as the situation evolves. This page will be updated to reflect our most recent information.
Our Offices and Support
Most staff members have returned to their offices with appropriate safety protocols in place. Everyday, staff members complete a wellness check sheet, similar to the one that visitors must fill out as well.
Because visitors are limited, you may work with your program manager to either schedule an in-person, socially distanced meeting or a call to discuss the details of your case. Regardless of how, CASA staff are here to support you just as they had prior to the pandemic.
On April 1, 2021, the Supreme Court renewed it Emergency Orders for the 18th time. These orders restrict physical access to courts and detail the types of hearings that will be heard in person. It also provides guidelines for the courts to schedule hearings in-court, telephonically, or by WebEx. This order is in effect from April 6, 2021, through April 26, 2021. The current orders remain in effect until April 6, 2021.