CASA Staff Changes Press Release

Hadley MA – Friends of Children, the independent child advocacy organization, announced today the hiring two new staff following the retirement of long-time CASA Director, Randee Laikind. Laikind, the program’s first CASA Director, began her work in 1993. To honor her, Friends of Children’s Board of Directors has established the Randee Laikind Children’s Fund. More … More CASA Staff Changes Press Release

In Massachusetts, Foster Care Reform Clock Ticks Louder and Louder

The clock was ticking long before the 2014 death of five-year-old Jeremiah Oliver from Fitchburg, Mass.

It began in 2010 when a nonprofit litigation firm filed a class action lawsuit aimed at reforming the Massachusetts foster care system. It continued ticking in 2013 when a federal judge ruled in favor of the Commonwealth but tasked all of us, as a community, for our role in a devastated and dangerous foster care system. … More In Massachusetts, Foster Care Reform Clock Ticks Louder and Louder