Meet Jim Craigen
How long have you been an Advocate? Approximately 10 years
What brought you to CASA? After spending a 35 year career in special education, I was searching for a retirement opportunity to continue working with children in need . CASA has been a good fit for me in this regard .
What keeps you at CASA? CASA continues to give me the opportunity to advocate for and make a small difference in the lives of children.
What CASA experience stands out the most? My first CASA case involved three very young foster children who were eventually adopted by a couple. Weeks later while grocery shopping, I ran into this new family. The smiles on their faces warmed my heart and assured me that I was part of a positive change in their lives.
Three words to describe yourself: Committed-Conscientious-Caring
Occupation: Retired Special Educator
What are your hobbies/interests? Travel- Cycling-Community Service-Local Politics and spending time with my granddaughter and family
Favorite vacation destination: Coastal Maine
Favorite food: Anything seafood
What are you reading or watching right now: Masterpiece Theatre Programs
Dog or Cat: Dog
Coffee or Tea: Coffee
Favorite Color: Blue
We believe all of our Volunteers have super powers, what is yours? Clinical Observation
Anything else you’d like us to know about yourself, or your time as an Advocate?
I truly believe in the mission of CASA to promote the safety of children in DCF care and insuring the placement of these children in nurturing long term home environments.