It is so satisfying to see a case close and feel really good for the parent--that they are ready for a new chapter of safety and better days ahead for their kids. We had a case close in September that felt like that. When it first came in, it was hard to see that mom might become safe and insightful, but she really surprised us and she has had such a sense of gratitude. As her case was closed by the judge, not only did she hug her CASA and each attorney on her case, but she even hugged her DHS worker! Gratitude is a rare and beautiful thing in this field!