Megan PenningtonMegan Pennington is the Advocate Supervisor at CASA of River Valley, a nonprofit volunteer organization advocating for the best interests of children involved in abuse and neglect cases within the Will and Grundy County court system. With a deep commitment to protecting vulnerable children, Megan has been an integral part of the CASA team for six years, having initially volunteered for a year before assuming her current role. Before her tenure at CASA, Megan dedicated four years to supporting children and families affected by pediatric cancer as part of a nonprofit pediatric cancer foundation. 

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Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

  • Megan Pennington shares her background and what inspired her path to CASA of River Valley
  • What is CASA, and how do they support foster children?
  • The role of an advocate and how they represent children at the courts
  • The many reasons behind children entering the foster care system
  • Megan discusses CASA partnerships
  • Megan’s leadership style to effectively navigate her day-to-day operations
  • How to become a CASA volunteer

In this episode…

In every community, there are vulnerable children who need support and advocacy, and Court Appointed Special Advocates play a vital role in ensuring their well-being. In what ways do CASA volunteers represent foster children and their best interests?

CASA volunteers are community advocates ensuring foster kids’ voices are heard in court. Advocate Megan Pennington explains they understand each child’s unique circumstances and advocate for their needs, from essential services to reunification with family or finding permanent homes through adoption or guardianship. These volunteers strive for the best possible outcomes for the children they represent. As a CASA volunteer, your advocacy can positively impact vulnerable children and families, providing crucial support and resources for brighter futures.

In this episode of the Mission Matters Podcast with Paul Feith, Megan Pennington, Advocate Supervisor at CASA of River Valley, shares the role of a CASA advocate. Megan explains CASA’s mission in supporting foster children, explores the reasons behind children entering foster care, and provides insights on how listeners can become CASA volunteers. 

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