CARSON CITY, Nev., – The Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) secured a statewide agreement for their eleven Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) and Guardian Ad Litem (GAL) programs. This contract was made with Evinto Solutions, who is the provider of Optima Software. Optima is a Volunteer and Case Management system that provides a place for both administrators and volunteers to enter and track information on their cases, while providing high-level aggregate reports for the state. The AOC is excited for the opportunity to support this endeavor, as it will allow consistency and uniformity across all CASA and GAL programs throughout the state.
“Nevada CASA is honored to partner with the AOC and Evinto Solutions in creating this statewide data collection system,” said Jane Jensen Saint, State Executive Director, Nevada CASA Association. “Having a statewide system will allow all parties to have the most current and accurate data about the children we serve, our volunteers, and where the gaps in service are so we can target our volunteer recruitment efforts.”
In another crowning achievement, the Eighth Judicial Court CASA Program staff in Clark County, Nevada were honored to receive the Bronze Award in the Business/Corporate Volunteer Program category during the 2020 Governor’s Points of Light Ceremony, held virtually on October 23. Their forty years of service and commitment to the youth in Nevada earned them this high honor.
“This award is a tribute to the commitment of our staff and volunteers as we celebrate CASA’s 40th Anniversary of being a voice for children in Clark County,” said Sheila Parks, CASA Program Administrator.
About the Nevada Supreme Court
The Supreme Court of Nevada is the highest court of the Judicial branch. There are seven Justices on the court who are elected to six-year terms, including one Chief Justice. The court’s primary responsibility is to review and rule on appeals from District Court cases and determine if legal or procedural errors were committed during the case. The Supreme Court of Nevada is funded almost equally from the state general fund and from administrative assessments. The court conducts regular sessions in Carson City and Las Vegas. To learn more about Nevada’s judicial branch, visit https://nvcourts.gov/supreme/.