Elizabeth Mary Regan


by Eleanor Barrett, March 21, 2019
"And after you finish talking to this sixteen-year-old, you think ‘oh my god, she’s running this family’."
Elizabeth Mary Regan

Introductory Profile: About Elizabeth Mary Regan

Introduction
Elizabeth Mary Regan is my grandmother and a Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for over 18 years. She has worked with over 100 children, looking out for their best interests. As a CASA, she is in charge of recommending what actions the court should take to resolve a case whether that be the children should remain with their parents or look for a different permanent home. Before she writes a recommendation she gets to know the children and their parents and must learn about the unique circumstances in each case. The main goal in each case is parent-child reunification, but sometimes that’s not possible.
Over the years she has learned how strong the bond between parents and child really is. In this interview she talks about some recent cases of hers and how she became a CASA volunteer.
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is a national association in the United States that supports and promotes court-appointed advocates for abused or neglected children in order to provide children with a safe and healthy environment in permanent homes.