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Volunteer Spotlight: Cindi Moore

Name: Cindi Moore
Years with CASA: 5
# of cases: 3
Favorite music: 70’s
Favorite ice cream: Dulce de Leche

Tell us about a moment working with CASA that you remember making a difference:

On several occasions, I have been asked to accompany my kids to a private visit with the judge. I think I helped facilitate the conversation and made the child feel more comfortable in what could have been a very tense situation.

When you aren’t working on your CASA case, what can we find you doing?

You can find me hanging out with my husband and four dogs and if we’re lucky, our grandchildren. During the week, you would find me attending Bible study, and volunteering at Hillcrest Hospital or Dean Highland Elementary. I also offer my time as an elections judge.

What do you enjoy most about being a CASA volunteer?

I most enjoy spending time with the kids, going out to eat, playing games, taking them shopping, to a movie, the Mayborn Museum, or to the pubic library.

What is your most memorable experience as a CASA volunteer?

Some of my most memorable experiences have been moving a child from one placement to another. These times are full of uncertainty, optimism, and fear. It’s rare for a kid to have seen or met anyone from their new placement or have much of an idea of what type of circumstance they are about to enter. They worry about the other children in the home/shelter/RTC (Residential Treatment Center), and they have no idea what to expect from the adults. During these transitional times, my job is to encourage the child to talk about their hopes and concerns and to listen without judging. I always try to validate the child’s feelings and assure them that I will be only a phone call away.