Nominations for National CASA Judicial Leadership Council

The National CASA is currently seeking nominations for active and retired State and Tribal judicial officers to serve on a new Judicial Leadership Council. Appointees will help engage judicial officers in addressing child welfare and court systems’ challenges and also provide guidance on strategies to strengthen judicial support at a national, state and local level.

Key things to know about this new council:

It will consist of up to 15 judicial officers representing jurisdictions from multiple states, court structures, tribal courts, and rural, suburban, and urban communities, with varying tenure, experience and skills.

Term of membership will be three-year staggered terms. In order to have staggered terms, initially one-third of the members will be appointed for either one-, two-, or three-year terms. Members can be reappointed.

Judicial officers include active and retired judges, presiding judges, appellate judges, commissioners, referees, or otherwise designated judicial officials exercising or having exercised jurisdiction over abused and neglected children in any court.

 Please click here for a detailed description of the JLC and its purpose.

Please submit nomination forms by November 20:

Appointments will be made by the Board of Trustees by end of 2017. If you have any questions, please contact Diane Nunn at 206-774-7283 or