Upon completing the necessary training, provided by Sheryl Brink, the CASA Coordinator of Ottawa County, Court Appointed Special Advocates are sworn in as officers of the court by Judge Mark Feyen.
A Swearing-in involves a ceremony where friends and family, court personnel, the CASA Coordinator and the Judge gather together to celebrate the accomplishment of the individuals completing all the requirements of their training, much like a graduation of sorts. The Judge Speaks to the CASA’s about the importance of the new role and the value it has to the court, then has them take an oath of office, and declares them officers of the court. The CASA Coordinator then presents them with their certificates, their ID badge and business cards. Afterwards a reception is held to celebrate the new Volunteers.
We are pleased to announce 5 new CASA volunteers were sworn in on Thursday May 19, 2016.