April Volunteer Spotlight: Sallie Preston-Smith

The mission of a CASA advocate is to be a consistent presence and support during the duration of their CASA child’s CINC (Child In Need of Care) case. As workers and placements change our advocates typically do not. This month we are highlighting Sallie Preston-Smith for her consistent advocacy as her CASA children navigate the foster care system.

She was sworn in as a CASA on April 20, 2016. The first case she was assigned to ended with transfer of custody to a relative. She took her second case in September of 2016. This case involved one child but a year later a second child came in as a drug exposed baby. Sallie without hesitation wanted to be assigned to that child as well. Since 2017, Sallie has visited with both children in two different placements. She has been a consistent presence in the lives of these two foster children, visiting them monthly and advocating for any needs that arise. Sallie has a great working relationship with all parties involved in the case. Sallie has also assisted in several community outreach events and the Annual Crawfish Boil-Off fundraiser. Thank you Sallie for all you do for your CASA children and for the CASA organization. Sallie will receive a polo shirt donated by Shelly Toups with Artistic Embroidery.

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