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Saturday, Dec, 14 2013

     Outagamie County Court-Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) are set to begin
working with children who are abused or neglected in a program that gets underway
next month.  Currently there are 15 advocates, screened and fully-trained to work
with children, their families and the courts.
     We got a glimpse of what the program is all about while interviewing Executive 
Director Maria Turner and two advocates, Susan Sykes and Mitch Vesaas.
     Catch their story on Assignment Fox Cities heard on WHBY Wednesday,
December 18th, at 6:45 a.m., 12:45 p.m. and 5:45 p.m. 
     Take some time to give it a listen.  It's sure to Open Your Eyes and Open Your 
Heart, a theme used by CASA Fox Cities.


                                                                                                         

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Assignment Fox Cities

Friday, Dec, 6 2013

     Police agencies in greater numbers are turning to social media to solve crimes.  By using
social media, police have the additional eyes, ears and data provided by those who share
the technology, and it's  paying big dividends.
     Appleton police Sergeant Dave Lund says they have used social media for several years, but
now do so on a daily basis.   It paid-off heavily in their search for a hit-and-run driver who struck
and killed a bicyclist on east Wisconsin Avenue.
     After a Lawrence University student was struck by a hit-and-run drver on College Avenue, a
police video of the incident generated tens-of-thousands of responses.
     Sergeant Lund details the use of social media and how it helps police solve crimes in
Assignment Fox Cities, posted on our website, whby.com.
    
    
    

posted by: Ray Waiter 10 month(s) ago Comment On This Post


Assignment Fox Cities

Monday, Dec, 2 2013

  Years in the making, the Outagamie County Court-Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)
program is ready to begin serving abused and neglected children in the county.   The
program will be up-and-running early next year.   
   Fifteen advocates have been thoroughly screened, trained, and are ready to serve as a
liaison between the children,  their families and the courts.
   The CASA Fox Cities story is now posted on our website, whby.com, under Audio Vault.
Highlight that, get a drop-down menu and the feature Assignment Fox Cities appears.
   In the program, Executive Director Maria Turner details the program, and two advocates,
Susan Sykes and Mitch Vesaas, share their involvement.   Judge John DesJardins, long a
proponent of the program, says the intervention will help judges make decisions in the
best interest of the children.
   Give it a listen.   Study the accompanying picture of the poster child and its caption:
Open Your Eyes, Open Your Heart.

posted by: Ray Waiter 10 month(s) ago Comment On This Post


Ray Waiter

Sunday, Dec, 1 2013

     In about a month, Outagamie county children who are abused and neglected
will have someone acting in their best interests.  Court-Appointed Special
Advocates are trained to work with the child and family in court-related matters.
     There are 15 trained advocates, all of whom have undergone rigorous
background checks, who will be assigned to 15 children.  Two of them, Susan
Sykes and Mitch Vesaas, are anxious to get started.
     CASA Executive Director Maria Turner will make the assignments to insure the
advocate is matched correctly with the child.
     Judge John DesJardins, a strong supporter of the program, says advocates
reportiing to the court will help judges make decisions in the best interest
of the child.
     
     

posted by: Ray Waiter 10 month(s) ago Comment On This Post


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