CASA In The News
LANCASTER, PA (04, 16, 2018) – FIDEVIA Construction Management & Consulting will host its 1st annual fund-raising golf tournament on Wednesday, May 9 to raise money for Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Berks and Lancaster Counties.
LANCASTER, PA (April 05, 2018) – During National Child Abuse Prevention Month in April, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Lancaster County challenges residents of Lancaster County to stand against child abuse and take action to support children who have been abused or neglected.
Lancaster, PA (March 29th, 2018) - Sixteen new volunteers with Lancaster County’s Court Appointed Special Advocates, or CASA, program were sworn in at 6 pm Wednesday, March 28, 2018. The ceremony was hosted by Paul Davis Restoration, Lancaster.
LANCASTER, PA (March 15th, 2018) - The statistics are deeply troubling. Each year in Lancaster County, more than 100 cases of child abuse or neglect are reported. What happens to these children? Will they be allowed to remain with their parents? Will they end up in foster care for a time? How are these decisions made?
LANCASTER, PA (March 2, 2018) – Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Lancaster County recruits, trains, and provides community-volunteers to advocate for children in foster care. Overseeing these volunteers are Volunteer Managers, and CASA is pleased to announce their newest manager, Marshall Fischer.
LANCASTER, PA (February 16, 2018) – Every day, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Lancaster County works with children from hard places. Our advocates are often asked how they can bear to hear about the abuse and suffering. Perhaps it is because they also see and hear the uplifting stories. Kids overcoming adversity, healing from their trauma and succeeding despite the challenges they face, finally having hope for their future.
LANCASTER, PA (February 1, 2018) – An ‘innovator’ is defined as someone who introduces new methods or ideas. Someone whose mind is always racing – wheels are always turning – in order to make things better for those around them. Once a year, the Fine Living Lancaster Innovator Awards honor several innovators making a big impact in the Lancaster Community. Among the 2018 winners was CASA's Executive Director, Jessica Laspino.
LANCASTER, PA (January 30, 2018) Although it is certainly true that child abuse occurs outside the home, most often children are abused by a caregiver or someone they know, not a stranger. When these children have experienced abuse or neglect so severe that it is not safe for them to stay in their homes, they are placed in foster care.
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Lancaster announced a new Board of Directors Chair for 2018, William Stratton. Stratton is the President and CEO of Inclinator. He has been involved with CASA since May of 2013 and is looking forward to this new leadership position as he continues to work with his fellow Board Members and CASA’s Executive Director, Jessica Laspino.
LANCASTER, PA (01/03/2018)–“The CASA Project: Stand Up For A Child”, a dramatic reading written by Sandy Asher, describes how Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is effective in the child welfare system. Produced by Creative Works of Lancaster, and directed by Lydia Brubaker, “The CASA Project” will make its local debut Feb. 11th.
LANCASTER, PA (December, 18 2017) – "I've yet to see a child who's asked to be in these circumstances," stated Karen Blevins, Volunteer Advocate at Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Lancaster County. For the past two years Karen, a Lancaster resident, has taken on an investigative volunteer role...
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Lancaster County recently swore in ten new volunteer advocates.
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Lancaster County is exhibiting at the Gifts That Give Hope alternative gift fair on Saturday, December 9, 2017 from 10 am to 4 pm at Lancaster Farm and Home Center, 1383 Arcadia Road, Lancaster, PA 17601.
There is much to be grateful for this Thanksgiving. Each and every day, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Lancaster County, is thankful for the individuals who volunteer their time and energy advocating for the best interests of abused and neglected children.
Will you go the EXTRA mile on November 17th for Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Lancaster County? We’re participating in the Extraordinary Give, Lancaster County’s Largest Day of Giving. For 24-hours only, visit ExtraGive.org, make a donation to CASA of Lancaster and every dollar donated will be stretched...
Increased Cases of Child Abuse and Neglect Escalates the Need for Additional Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)
In Pennsylvania, approximately 24,000 children are currently in foster care, more than 800 of them are placed in Lancaster County. Many well-intentioned and committed people are playing an important role in responding to child maltreatment in Lancaster County, but more are needed.