On March 20, 2014 Judge Paul Crowley swore into service his last
class of new CASA advocates. Judge
Crowley will be retiring in July and Columbia Gorge CASA marked the occasion
with a gift to honor the vital role he has played in CASA since its inception
in the Gorge in 1987.
The gift was a
glass starfish made by Nichols Art Glass in The Dalles is a symbolic reference
to a well known story by Loren Eiseley about a boy who threw starfish that had
washed up onto the beach back into the ocean one by one. In the
story, the starfish represent abused & neglected children and the boy
represents the collective efforts of Judge Crowley and CASAs to get them back
into safe and loving homes as quickly as possible.
Thank you Judge Crowley for supporting and guiding CASA for the past 27