CASA OF Delaware & Union Counties
Christine Bisesi has been a CASA volunteer since January 2016, consistently surpassing expectations. In 2017, for example, Christine averaged more than 22 hours of volunteer time per month, many times driving more than 150 miles per month for case-related appointments. She is on track to exceed those numbers in 2018.
Christine balances assertiveness and gumption with calm and empathy. She is compassionate, kind, and professional. It is said that she personifies dedication and commitment to teenagers who are in desperate need of adult guidance, oversight and emotional support. She has been called a valuable asset to the Delaware County Juvenile Court.
Christine also is organized, logical and thorough, with a focus on data that ensures accurate reporting of essential case details. In one recent case, Christine’s report included a chart that documented a couple’s failure to engage with their child, supporting Christine’s position that an alternative permanency plan was in the child’s best interest.
In another case, Christine’s dogged pursuit of medical records, as well as her research into treatment centers and communication with medical providers, helped a teen who had been placed on suicide watch in juvenile detention get the psychiatric evaluation she needed. The girl had been abandoned by her biological parents at an early age, and had been in and out of detention centers, foster homes and residential treatment centers. Christine dedicated herself to helping the child attain her goal of high school graduation.
The young lady has since enrolled in college and transitioned from the custody of Job & Family Services to the Bridges program with Christine’s help. Christine’s dedication has been credited for the young woman’s ability to navigate her life as an independent adult.