CASA Headlines

12 Mar

3/12/2015 Gazette Opinion: Stand up for abused and neglected kids

92 abuse/neglect cases During January and February alone, the Yellowstone County Attorney’s Office filed civil cases involving 92 children who had been abused or neglected. The office filed 183 civil abuse/neglect cases in all of 2014. “When we have a two-month spike like this, we go from serving half the kids to serving a third,” Campbell said. Gazette readers recently have seen news reports of horrendous crimes committed against local infants and children, including these headlines: Parents charged with abusing 10-week-old twins, mother...

19 Nov

Nine New Child Advocates Sworn in by Judge Michael Moses

The Yellowstone Court Appointed Special Advocates program, an organization dedicated to helping abused children, added nine more volunteers to its roster Tuesday. Taking the oath before Judge Michael Moses, seven women and two men were sworn in during their CASA graduation to represent the interests of children in Yellowstone County who have been neglected and abused. Among the nine graduates stood newlyweds Holly and Ryan Cremer, 27 and 28. After the ceremony, the couple said they were excited for the opportunity...

14 Aug

‘Putting our cycling to work’: Ride to raise money for program that helps kids in crisis

This Saturday, Drew MacLeod will be saddling up and cycling 80 miles for  a purpose. “We’re putting our cycling to work,” he said. He will be participating in the Break The Cycle of Abuse ride, a fundraiser  that also raises awareness about the Yellowstone Court Appointed Special  Advocates for Children. So far the lead program coordinator at CASA has raised more than $500, on his  way to a goal of $1,000. More than 20 people have signed up for the ride, which  has 20-,...

15 Apr

4/15/13: YCASA’s Pat Bellinghausen is MT CASA Volunteer of the Year

Congratulations to YCASA’s Pat Bellinghausen, who in April 2013 was named Montana’s CASA Volunteer of the Year. Pat joined Yellowstone CASA in 2010, and has served thirteen children in two-and-a-half years. Pat’s most recent case saw her help five siblings, aged 2 to 11, become reunited with their father after years of neglect from their mentally ill mother. Pat was instrumental in helping the children enroll in school for the first time in their lives, and also in helping these five children...

15 Jan

YCASA Receives “Provider of the Year” Award

Yellowstone CASA volunteer George Day with the “Provider of the Year” plaque and Judge Susan Watters. 12/19/2012—For Immediate Release Yellowstone CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) received the Provider of the Year Award from the Yellowstone County Family Drug Treatment Court at a luncheon on Tuesday, 12/11/2012 at the MSU-B building downtown. Yellowstone CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) is a group of trained community volunteers appointed by the court to be a voice for abused and neglected children in the Yellowstone County court system....