Upcoming Events-August and September

Goochland CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) has been working with those children who find themselves in the court system through no fault of their own, for the past 14 years.

In 1977, a Seattle juvenile court judge concerned about making drastic decisions with insufficient information conceived the idea of citizen volunteers speaking up for the best interests of abused and neglected children in the courtroom.  Now there are CASA programs in all 50 states! The advocates work with the Guardian ad litem on the case and with the social worker but most of all with the children and the families. The advocate speaks to everyone on all sides of the case, and with the child in order to give the judge as much information as possible so that the decision that is in the very best interest of the child can be made.  To be a CASA, you will attend a training class to fully understand how the court works and your role.  Observation in the Juvenile Court and at the successful completion of the class, you are qualified to be sworn in by the judge.  You are now ready to be the eyes and ears of the judge and the voice for a child!

Goochland CASA is offering a training class to begin in August. Classes are held one evening a week (6:00pm-9:00pm) for 10 weeks.  This is a great opportunity to help children right here in our own community.  For more information or if you have any questions please contact Ann Casey, the Executive Director at Goochland CASA at 804-556-5876.  Come join our outstanding team and make a difference for a child!

Goochland CASA

1800 Sandy Hook Road

Goochland, VA  23063

THE MUSIC made famous by WWI-Over There

(to benefit Goochland CASA)

September 20, 2018

Tanglewood Ordinary

6:00-8:30 pm

An evening filled with musical stories and songs popular during the First World War.  Written to raise the morale of soldiers and civilians alike, hit songs covered themes such as separation of loved ones, boot camp, war as an adventure and humorous songs about military life.  Travis West will share memorable tunes such as “It’s a Long, Long Way to Tipperary”, “I’m Always Chasing Rainbows” and “I’m Gonna Pin My Medal on the Girl I Left Behind”, all made famous during war time before radio and television.   The cost is $51.50 per ticket which includes dinner, server gratuity, an online purchase fee of $1.50 and sales tax.  A cash bar for beer and wine will be available.  Doors open at 5:00pm, presentation begins at 6:00pm.  $10.00 per ticket will go to Goochland CASA.