2017 CASA Conference was a success!
Integration Architects joined more than 1,000 colleagues at the National CASA/GAL Conference that took place March 11 – 14, 2017 in Seattle, WA. Over the past four decades, the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) / Guardian Ad Litem (GAL) organization has built a network of nearly 1,000 programs supporting 77,000 advocates. This year’s conference theme — Building Brighter Futures for America’s Abused and Neglected Children — underscores the success of their efforts, while placing an emphasis on increasing the skills and knowledge of a network providing best-interest advocacy to over 250,000 children.
More than 100 workshops, institutes and planning sessions were held for this year’s conference, with input from National CASA’s State, Urban, Rural, Suburban and Tribal leadership councils, the Conference Planning Committee, Washington state office and the state’s network of programs. This conference also hosted the roll-out of the revised pre-service training curriculum for volunteers and pre-conference institutes that will train facilitators utilizing the revised curriculum.