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The Nebraska CASA Conference is the annual gathering of CASA volunteers, board members, and staff from all parts of Nebraska. This year's conference has been rescheduled due to an abundance of caution regarding the spread of the Coronavirus. It will NO LONGER BE Saturday, March 27 & 28, 2020 

The conference has been rescheduled for August 29th, 2020 at the Graduate Hotel in downtown Lincoln, NE (141N 9th Street, Lincoln, NE 68508) You are also welcome to join us at an opening reception Friday, August 28th at 5:30 pm. 

On the 29th, we invite you to join us for day of learning that will include a variety of keynote speakers and panelists, morning and afternoon breakout sessions, a continental breakfast, and a luncheon celebrating the impact of CASA volunteers.


$40 registration includes Friday's opening evening reception, Saturday's conference, continental breakfast, lunch, and snacks.

There will be no onsite registration the day of the conference. All registration must be done online by Monday, August 24th, 2020. 

If you need to cancel now due to the rescheduling, please contact us at with your name and address. If you contact us before April 17th, 2020, you will receive a full refund.  From April 17th to August 24th we will refund $35 for cancellations. After that date, no refund will be issued for cancellations. 

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The Graduate Hotel Lincoln has offered all conference participants a special group rate of $94 per night for a room with 1 king bed or a room with 2 queen beds.

Reservations can be made by following this link.

You can also call the hotel directly at (402) 475-4011 and mention group code 200326NEBR or Nebraska CASA Association. 

All hotel rooms reserved for March 26th through the 28th have been moved to August 27th through the 29th under the same reservation name. If you do NOT want your hotel reserved room reserved because you cannot attend the newly rescheduled date, please contact the hotel at (402) 475-4011. 


Friday, August 28, 2020
5:30-8:30 pm
Graduate Hotel Lincoln

Join us for heavy hors d'oeuvres, cash bar, and a brief motivational talk by keynote speaker, Aaron Davis


8 - 9 am Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:00-10:15 am Opening Session: The Value of CASA Volunteers Barb Allen, Phelps/Harlan County CASA & Amanda, Former CASA Youth
10:15-10;30 am Break
10:30-11:45 am Morning Breakout Sessions | Select one of the following four options:
10:30-11:45 am A. Below the Poverty Line: Working with People in Poverty (Part 1) Ree Reimers, MSW | Project Harmony, Omaha, NE
10:30-11:45 am B. Implementing Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) in Nebraska Emily Kluver, MPA | Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
10:30-11:45 am C. Understanding the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) Candi Marcantel, MAOM-PA | Sarpy County CASA
10:30-11:45 am D. Interviewing Children Stephanie Ells, MDiv | Child Advocacy Center, Lincoln, NE
11:45 am - 12:00 pm Break
12:00-1:30 pm Volunteer Impact Luncheon Aaron Davis
1:30-1:45 pm Break
1:45-3:00 pm Afternoon Breakout Sessions | Select one of the following four options:
1:45-3:00 pm A. Below the Poverty Line: Working with People in Poverty (Part 2) Ree Reimers, MSW | Project Harmony, Omaha, NE
1:45-3:00 pm B. What Can You Do?: Information & Strategies to Overcome Bullying Dr. Jolene Palmer & Cesar Torres | Nebraska Department of Education
1:45-3:00 pm C. I Just Don't Get It: Understanding Attachment-Trauma Related Behaviors in Children and Adolescents Stefanie Armstrong, MS, LIMHP | Attachment & Trauma Center of NE
1:45-3:00 pm D. FCRO: Providing Individual and Systemic Oversight for Children in Out-of-Home Care Katherine Bass, PhD | Foster Care Review Office
3:00-3:15 pm Afternoon Snack Break
3:15-4:30 pm Closing Panel: How CASAs Can Best Collaborate Judge Larry Gendler, Separate Juvenile Court of Sarpy County | Casey Smith, Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services | B. Gail Steen, JD, Steen Law Office, Lincoln, NE


Member Program
Krista Bruns Executive Director, Plains West CASA
Alexander Cayetano Director of Volunteer & Community Engagement, CASA for Douglas County
Paula Creps Director, Sarpy County CASA
Mary Furnas Training Specialist, Foster Care Review Office
Debbie Green Program Director, SENCA CASA
Corrie Kielty Executive Director, Nebraska CASA Association
Cathy McDowell Executive Director, Prairie Plains CASA
Christina Millsap Executive Director, Phelps/Harlan County CASA/Training Coordinator, Nebraska CASA Association


Christina Millsap
Training Coordinator, Nebraska CASA Association
(308) 224-7334

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