CASA CIS Welcomes New Executive Director Lori Battistoni

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Court Appointed Special Advocates, Children’s Intervention Services (CASA CIS) Board of Trustees and staff welcomed their new Executive Director, Lori V. Battistoni to the organization. Battistoni succeeds Interim Executive Director Pamela N. Moody, Ph.D., who will be joining the CASA CIS Board. Battistoni will lead the non-profit’s efforts in support of providing volunteer advocates for child victims of abuse.

As an undergraduate and law student, Ms. Battistoni researched concerns with child victims as witnesses in court proceedings, particularly in the area of child sexual abuse. During her first two years of law school, Lori worked on a national research project titled “The Child Victim as Witness” run by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.

About Ms. Battistoni

Ms. Battistoni has practiced law in Prince William County for 12 years, focusing her practice almost exclusively on representing children. In 2010, the Prince William County Bar Association recognized Ms. Battistoni as Guardian ad litem of the year.  Ms. Battistoni served as President of the Prince William County Bar Foundation, and Co-Chair of the Beat the Odds Committee, on which she remains active

“I am pleased to join CASA CIS and the team of Board members, caring staff, and tireless volunteers who are devoted to the mission of ensuring that every abused child has a voice,” Battistoni said. “Over the last twelve years working with vulnerable children in our community, I have witnessed the tremendous difference a strong, devoted advocate can make in the life of a child and I am excited to bring my passion and experience to the role of Executive Director.  I look forward to partnering with our generous donors and community members to expand upon CASA CIS’s successes and work to ensure that every child who experiences abuse or neglect has a caring, zealous advocate by their side.”

“We’re excited to welcome Lori to our organization,” said Jason Hickman, Chair of CASA CIS. “Her experience with the Prince William County legal system, passion for child advocacy, and her vision for the future of our organization make her the ideal executive director.”

Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Children’s Intervention Services (CIS) is a nonprofit organization advocating for child victims living in Fauquier, Prince William, Rappahannock, and Warren Counties and the cities of Manassas and Manassas Park. By advocating for abused and neglected children, our volunteers (called CASAs) give children a voice and a chance for a better life. Learn more or get involved by visiting


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