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Tomorrow I'll attend my first pre-trial conference as a CASA volunteer. I've known about the CASA program for quite awhile and finally this year decided I had to pursue this volunteering opportunity. Our group completed training in June and I was assigned to my first case two weeks ago. It involves a little boy who was born with serious medical issues and is living with his grandparents while Mom pulls it together. She missed a number of his doctor's appointments and the little boy was diagnosed with failure to thrive. We are still very early in the process--most cases last at least a year!--but Mom seems to want to do the right things and hopefully the family will eventually be reunited. I don't have a social work background so I feel like I'm learning a new language but my case supervisor has been very supportive and helpful. It does take somewhat of a time commitment because you have to visit the children in placement at least once a month and file reports on the meetings and court sessions as well as the visits. But so far it has been very rewarding and the program overall seems to be very well run.