MikeU Jeff Jones – CASA Advocate
Sworn in: March 2011
4 total cases, 2 cases currently

Why did you decide to become a CASA volunteer?
“I work in corrections, so I see how it can end for some of these kids. I wanted to see what I could do in the beginning to make a difference for them.”

What has been the easiest thing about being a CASA? The most challenging?
“The easiest thing is interacting with the kids. The hardest part is maintaining your emotions with the parents. You have to be able to control your anger with them.”

What keeps you motivated when things get hard?
“The kids. They have to have someone to keep them from falling through the cracks and help them become good people.”

What is your most memorable CASA moment?
“It was my first case, and it ended successfully. A young girl ended up exactly where she wanted to be, with guardians who will give her exactly what she needs.”

What advice do you have for someone who wants to get involved?
“Be patient. It’s going to be difficult, but you just have to think of how you’re helping the children and fight the emotions that may come.”

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