10 advocates join CASA

Contributed photo From left, Grant County Circuit Court Judge William D. Cramer Jr. swears in 10 new court appointed special advocates Nov. 9, Carmen Leguizamon, Jessica Wilson, Danielle Gregg, Robin Hoyt, Amy Hoppe, Ramona Revak, Angela Uptmor, Amanda Martino, Katy Brigham and Bruce Bartley. notforsale

The largest class of new local court appointed special advocates was sworn in Nov. 9.

Grant-Harney County CASA Executive Director Hannah Hinman said the 10 new advocates will serve in Grant and Harney counties, with four primarily based in Grant County.

The new advocates, Carmen Leguizamon, Jessica Wilson, Danielle Gregg, Robin Hoyt, Amy Hoppe, Ramona Revak, Angela Uptmor, Amanda Martino, Katy Brigham and Bruce Bartley, were sworn in by Grant County Circuit Court Judge William D. Cramer Jr. in Burns.

The advocates completed 30 hours of pre-service training and an extensive screening process, Hinman said.

Once appointed, they will serve the life of a case, advocating for the best interests of a child, or sibling set, in the state’s care, she said.

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