by Sheila Gardner

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September 21, 2012
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CASA: Making the difference in the life of a child

At age 62, Jeanette Dunham literally plunged off the deep end in order to be an effective Court-Appointed Special Advocate.

It wasn't a requirement for the volunteer position, but the Genoa resident found herself jumping off the high dive at the Carson Valley Swim Center on an outing with her "CASA kid."

Dunham has been a volunteer for three years, and recently sat down with three other CASAs to talk about the program which pairs adults with children who require services of the court.

Training is set to begin in October for new volunteers, following information meetings this week.

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