CASA volunteer of the year honored

Kathy Winslow (right) received the Ken Nelson Memorial Outstanding Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of the Year award at Pierce County Juvenile Court’s annual recognition luncheon last month. Winslow served 44 children as a CASA for over eleven years.

The event at Outback Steakhouse, which recognizes the volunteers who speak up for abused and neglected children, was sponsored by Kappa Alpha Theta of University of Puget Sound.

“Kathy knows her cases better than anyone else involved in the case,” said Juvenile Court Dependency Supervisor Julie Lowery. “Her dependability and perseverance has served the children well.”

Pierce County’s program began in 1983 with three CASAs and has grown to 230 volunteers who currently advocate for over 600 children.