PROGRAM NEWS

We are pleased to announce CASA Jefferson’s Advocate Coordinator, Ramona Graham, has been selected by The United States Department of Health and Human Services to receive a 2020 Adoption Excellence Award. The Adoption Excellence Award program recognizes outstanding accomplishments in achieving permanency for America’s children waiting in foster care.

Ramona is being recognized for the extraordinary contributions she made in supporting the National Adoption Recruitment Campaign through her work as a spokesperson and in providing a permanency outcome for a youth in foster care.

A native of the Greater New Orleans area, Ramona has been proudly serving children for 14 years. After studying Psychology and Sociology at the University of New Orleans, Ramona became a Probation Officer with the Jefferson Parish Juvenile Probation Department and then as a New Orleans Police Officer. In 2006, Ramona continued to pursue her passion for helping others by joining the CASA Jefferson team. In addition to supervising advocates, Ramona also serves as a Darkness to Light Stewards of Children Facilitator and has taken the lead on many of CASA’s Children’s Projects, including CASA Jefferson’s annual school supply and holiday toy drives. In 2014, Ramona was awarded the Louisiana CASA Program Staff Member of the Year for her commitment to children and volunteers.

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