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 By Mark Douglass    Opinion    September 29, 2016

Guest Column: Closure of CASA Montana state office will not effect local services to children

After more than a decade supporting local CASA programs and volunteer advocates with supplemental training, outreach, and statewide coordination, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Montana’s state office will discontinue operation October... Full story

 By Mark Douglass    Opinion    April 7, 2015

CASA- where ordinary folks make a difference

It’s one of those priceless moments in film: In the saddle, crusty old Curly (Jack Palance) turns to wise-cracking Mitch (Billy Crystal) and asks: “Do you know what the secret of life is?” A wry grin on Curly’s weather-beaten face. “No. Wha... Full story

 By Mark Douglass    Opinion    April 17, 2014

The too-high cost of child abuse

As we observe National Child Abuse Prevention Month in April — and especially Childhood Exposure to Violence Week this week — I am particularly mindful of the lifelong cost of child abuse. In 2012, researchers released a landmark study about the... Full story