Congrats, CASAs!

A new group of Monroe County CASAs were sworn in by Judge Stephen Galvin July 18. CASAs are volunteer court-appointed special advocates for abused and neglected children. Shown above, from left, are Armelda Mayfield, Lisha Compton, Gabrielle Compion, Emily McCabe, Paul Aarstad, Chelsea Medlyn, Katherine Yugo, Galvin, Amee Yoder, Jessica Swanson and Megan Solon. New CASAs not shown: Steven Politt and Beverly McKeel. The next training series for new CASAs begins in October, with a Sept. 20 deadline for applications. For questions or an application, call 333-2272 or email . Those wishing to learn more about becoming a CASA are invited to an informational CASA-raiser breakfast at 8 a.m. Sept. 4 at Trinity Episcopal Church and are asked to RSVP to if planning to attend.