Stacey Corzine has embodied the true nature of a CASA volunteer advocate in her 8 years of service at Macon County CASA. With 7 total assigned CASA kiddos during her years of volunteerism, Stacey has assisted in the successful closing of 4 kiddos’ cases, resulting in safe and permanent adoptive homes and independence.
Stacey has been assigned to kiddos of all ages, but some of her most intense cases have involved teens. Her longest standing case saw her assigned to four teenage siblings (17, 14, 13, and 11) back in 2014. Teenagers are difficult; teenagers with trauma are often much more difficult. With many concerns in their lives, in the past 6 years, Stacey has attended innumerable ACRs (Administrative Case Reviews), CFTMs (Child & Family Team Meetings), IEPs (Individualized Education Plan), CIPPs (Clinical Intervention for Placement Preservation), and more. Stacey has fought for these kiddos to have safe placements with biological family, in traditional foster homes, in residential placements and in some cases, to age successfully out of the foster care system into their own homes. Stacey has even accompanied one of her assigned foster teens to interviews with lawyers for a criminal case. For apparent reasons, Stacey Corzine won the 2018 Macon County CASA Volunteer of the Year award.
And although many of these advocacies seem intensified due to the number of assigned children Stacey had, she has continued to go above and beyond her volunteer role as CASA advocate. Stacey has become a part of this particular family of 4 siblings, each one trusting her opinion and her overall advocacy. She has been exactly the consistent presence that each of her assigned foster children has needed in order to know that someone is committed to their best interest first and foremost. For all of these years of service, Macon County CASA and each of her 7 assigned foster kiddos is grateful.