Hanover County Court Appointed Special Advocate


  • Dates and times are determined by committee members. The committee meets at least once, but no more than four times, every other year.
  • Community Resources
    12310 Washington Highway
    Ashland, VA 23005


  • Melanie Baker, Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Coordinator
  • Judy Davis, Department of Social Services
  • Lisa Davis-Lee, Attorney Representing Parents
  • Barbara Smith, Private Mental Health Provider
  • Frank Uvanni, Guardian ad Litem
  • Janice Zyglocke, CASA Volunteer
  • Vacant, Community Services Board
The Program Evaluation Committee includes, at minimum, 6 individuals representing the following:
  • Attorney (Who Represents Parents)
  • CASA Volunteer
  • Guardian ad Litem
  • Hanover Department of Social Services
  • Mental Health Provider From Hanover Community Services Board
  • Private Mental Health Provider
In addition, the program seeks to include a parent representative whenever possible. Program staff are available to assist the committee as necessary. Additional members may be included, as the Board of Supervisors deems appropriate.

Terms of Service

1 year


The purpose of the Hanover CASA Program Evaluation Committee is to provide feedback to paid and volunteer staff of the Hanover CASA program. The committee is charged with providing to the administrator of Community Resources a report on the Hanover CASA program. The report is used by program staff when planning programmatic goals and writing grant reports.

In addition to the Hanover County Board of Supervisors, which serves as the Hanover CASA Board, the committee serves to meet the requirements of the Code of Virginia and the regulations promulgated by the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services. As such, the committee serves an evaluative function and does not have policy-making authority.


On September 26, 2001, the Hanover County Board of Supervisors approved the creation of the Hanover County CASA Program Evaluation Committee and appointed its initial members. The Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services serves as the regulatory agency for CASA programs and requires that the program has an advisory committee knowledgeable on court matters and child welfare issues to guide the program.


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