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CASA becomes coordinator

Douglas County’s Court Appointed Special Advocate program’s new coordinator is Linda Cuddy.

Cuddy no longer serves as a CASA herself, but began coordinating the program Monday and is a liaison between the volunteers and and the judges.

Cuddy said she is comfortable in her new role after serving four years as a CASA volunteer.



“I feel a little ahead of the game, but it’s still very challenging,” she said.

Cuddy replaces Jeanine Clement, who had been CASA coordinator since 1998. Clement left to take another position.



“I have big shoes to fill,” Cuddy said. She began on Monday.

CASAs are volunteers who serve as a child’s advocate in various court cases including custody issues, child neglect and child abuse cases.

There are 25 CASA volunteers in Douglas County, Cuddy said.

Cuddy was appointed by the two district judges, David Gamble and Michael Gibbons.


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