Grant-Harney County CASA
Court Appointed Special Advocates are volunteers who advocate for the best interests of neglected and abused children in the juvenile dependency court system.
Omnibus/COVID-19 Relief Package Passes
Congress passed a $900 billion pandemic relief bill on Dec. 21, 2020, and the President signed the bill into law on Dec. 27, 2020. The package includes direct cash payments and enhanced unemployment benefits. The much discussed direct aid to states and liability protections for companies were left out. The bill includes several aid programs in the CARES Act that were set to expire at the end of the year, including key pandemic jobless assistance measures and eviction protections.
The bill is upwards of 5,600 pages long and the provisions we think will be of primary interest to the National CASA/GAL network, in addition to the desperately needed financial support for families, are mostly related to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and tax provisions. Read More at the National CASA website.