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From the Desk of the Executive Director

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We would like to make you aware that there is another organization operating under the nae of CASA that has become active in South Central PA.

CASA Urges Lancaster County Residents to Act Against Child Abuse

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LANCASTER, PA (04, 11, 2019) – In 2018, forty children died of abuse in PA. That's 40 too many! Every child deserves a safe and happy childhood free from violence. During National Child Abuse Prevention Month, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Lancaster County challenges residents to stand against child abuse and take action to support children.

CASA to host Community Awareness Breakfast

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LANCASTER, PA (March 28, 2019) – Join Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Of Lancaster County for...breakfast to learn more about how CASA is making a difference in the lives of Lancaster County’s most vulnerable children and how you can help. The event aims to recruit new volunteers, raise funds, and spread awareness.

New Advocates Complete CASA Training

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LANCASTER, PA (March 21, 2019) – Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Lancaster County would like to extend their congratulations to the newest class of CASA volunteers, sworn in on March 20th by Judge Jeffrey J. Reich.

Every Child Deserves To Grow Up In a Safe and Nurturing Environment

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LANCASTER, PA (03, 07, 2019) – The number of children in foster care in Pennsylvania is rising. Nationally, neglect is the most common reason for removal (62%), but these cases often involve other underlying factors such as drug or alcohol abuse or parental mental health problems. Too many children in the child welfare system lose hope, the family they know and their rights. Fortunately, there are ways you can help give them a chance at a better life.

4th Annual Blueberry Breakfast to Benefit CASA

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LANCASTER, PA (February 28, 2019) – Begin your day with a blueberry breakfast to honor the memory of Nicole Mathewson, a beloved Brownstown Elementary School teacher who tragically lost her life in December 2014. Celebrate Nicole’s lasting legacy with friends and family on March 16 from 9 to 11 am at Community Fellowship Church, 200 Bethel Drive, Lancaster.

Charity 8 Ball Tournament Competing for CASA

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LANCASTER, PA (February 14, 2019) – The Lancaster County 8-Ball League is again honoring Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Lancaster County by naming them the beneficiary for their Annual Harry Hutchinson – Jack Byerly Charity 8 Ball Tournament. The tournament was established in memory of Harry Hutchinson and Jack Byerly, two of the founding members of the Lancaster County 8 Ball League.

Growing Program Prompts Move for CASA

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LANCASTER, PA (01, 31, 2019) – Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Lancaster County has moved to The Offices at Marion Court in downtown Lancaster. We spent the previous eight years in a building around the corner from our new location -- our old office served us well, and we made great memories there, but we are very excited about our new space.

CASA Announces New Board of Directors Officers

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LANCASTER, PA (January 24, 2019) – Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Lancaster County is pleased to announce its 2019 Board of Directors: Rebecca Caplan, President, J. Seroky, Vice President, Steven Russell, Secretary, Laura Rineer, Treasurer.

Make a Child's New Year Brighter

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LANCASTER, PA (December 27, 2018) – Over the course of 2018, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) volunteers advocated for 325 children. “Thanks to the generous support of this community, we were able to light the way home for 92 of them,” states Executive Director, Jessica Laspino. Very simply, 92 children are now with their forever families because of donations to CASA of Lancaster.

Twelve Volunteers Complete Advocate Training for CASA

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LANCASTER, PA (December 13, 2018) – Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Lancaster County recently held their year-end Volunteer Swearing-In Ceremony. Over forty friends, family members, and CASA supporters witnessed Judge Thomas B. Sponaugle swear in twelve volunteer advocates.

Lancaster County Motors Subaru Gives Back to CASA

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LANCASTER, PA (December 6, 2018) – As part of Lancaster County Motors Subaru’s commitment to supporting local nonprofits, they have once again included Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Lancaster County as part of their Share the Love Campaign.

November is National Adoption Month

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LANCASTER, PA (November 19, 2018) – Nobody longs for a safe and loving home more than a child in foster care. With November being National Adoption Month, communities are encouraged to support the thousands of children across the country in need of permanent families. As a court-appointed special advocate (CASA) volunteer, you will be empowered by the court to help make this dream a reality.

CASA Volunteer Advocates Help Abused and Neglected Children Heal

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LANCASTER, PA (November 08, 2018) – Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Lancaster County is recruiting volunteers to advocate for the hundreds of kids in Lancaster’s foster system. These vulnerable children need community volunteers - just like you- who are willing to stand up and speak out on behalf of our county’s most severely abused, abandoned and neglected children.

CASA Welcomes New Advocate Volunteer Manager

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LANCASTER, PA (October 30, 2018) – Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Lancaster County is pleased to welcome Sophia Wanner to the staff. Ms. Wanner is CASA’s newest Volunteer Manager and will be assuming the cases of recently retired Volunteer Manager, Brian Klugh.

CASA Goes Retro to Celebrate the Extraordinary Give!

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LANCASTER, PA (October 22, 2018) – Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Lancaster County is counting down the days to November 16th and the Extraordinary Give. Please consider making a donation to us and/or to any of the great participating nonprofit organizations in Lancaster.

Annual Heroes Gala Raises $100,000 for Court Appointed Special Advocates

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LANCASTER, PA (October, 11, 2018) – Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Lancaster County recently hosted their annual Heroes Gala and Benefit Auction on Friday, September 28, 2018 at Lancaster Marriott At Penn Square. The evening raised nearly $100,000.

19 New Advocates Pledge to Provide Advocacy

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LANCASTER, PA (September 26, 2018) – Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Lancaster County swore in 19 new volunteer advocates at a ceremony held on September 19. Family and friends gathered at the Emerald Foundation, 2120 Oregon Pike, to watch Judge Thomas B. Sponaugle administer the CASA Oath of office.

CASA to Host Annual Gala and Benefit Auction

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Lancaster, PA (August 30, 2018) – Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Lancaster County presents “CASABLANCA,” their annual Heroes Gala and Benefit Auction on 9/28/18 at Lancaster Marriott. CASA's Heroes Gala is an evening devoted to recognizing the individuals, businesses, and advocates who, by their actions, have helped the organization grow and thrive.

WeeUsables Consignment Donating to CASA During Stuff-a-Bag Fundraiser

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LANCASTER, PA (08, 23, 2018) – WeeUsables Consignment Event, scheduled for September 5th through the 8th at Spooky Nook Sports, is reselling items on behalf of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Lancaster County.

CASAs Support the Educational Rights and Needs of Children in Foster Care

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LANCASTER, PA (August 9, 2018) – School, for children in foster care, is a very difficult place, where academic failure and behavior problems are the norm. Over half of the 437,465 children in the U.S. foster care system are students between the ages of 6 and 19. How can community members, like you, ensure a young person’s educational well-being amid multiple moves and chaotic family dynamics? By becoming a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA).

Transform a Foster Youth’s World

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LANCASTER, PA (July, 26, 2018) – Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Lancaster County will be holding an August information session in Mount Joy for its summer 2018 training class. CASA Information Sessions are an introduction and overview of the role of a CASA Volunteer Advocate.

Court Appointed Special Advocates Welcomes Pedelini

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LANCASTER, PA (July 19, 2018) – Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Lancaster County recently welcomed Guy F. Pedelini, MBA to its board of directors.

Molly Curtis Memorial Softball Tournament to Benefit CASA

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LANCASTER, PA (July 12, 2018) – The 7th Annual Molly Curtis Memorial Softball Tournament is returning to Clipper Magazine stadium on Sunday, August 12th at 1pm, but this time the event will be raising money and awareness for Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Lancaster County. The tournament is named in honor of Molly Curtis, daughter of Lancaster County Prison Corrections Officer Jason Curtis, who passed away at a young age due to epilepsy.

New CASA Volunteers Sworn In to Advocate for Children

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LANCASTER, PA (June 28, 2018) – On Thursday, May 31, the Hon. Jeffrey Reich swore in eighteen Lancaster County community members as CASA volunteers – court appointed special advocates for abused and neglected children.

CASA of Lancaster County Honors Reunified Families

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LANCASTER, PA (06, 14, 2018) – During June, National Family Reunification Month, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) celebrates the important accomplishments of parents and the many professionals who work on getting children home safe after they’ve been in the foster care system.

Fight for the Rights of an Abused or Neglected Child

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LANCASTER, PA (06, 01, 2018) – When children are removed from their homes because of abuse or neglect that is so severe, child welfare agencies step in to place children in foster care homes or with kinship caregivers. While these children journey through the child welfare system, CASA volunteers can provide a consistent, knowledgeable and indefatigable voice on their behalf.

Serving Children in Foster Care

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LANCASTER, PA (05, 18, 2018) - May is National Foster Care Month. This month and throughout the year, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Lancaster County encourages all individuals and organizations to play a role in ensuring the safety and well-being of children.

FIDEVIA Golf Classic Raises over $17,000 for CASA!

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LANCASTER, PA (May 11th, 2018) – On Wednesday, May 9th, FIDEVIA Construction Management & Consulting raised over $17,000 at their First Annual Golf Classic, benefiting Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Berks and Lancaster Counties.

CASA Inspires $30, 000 in Community Support

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LANCASTER, PA (05/08/2018) – Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Lancaster County hosted their Sixth Annual Community Awareness Breakfast on Friday, April 27, 2018 at Cork Factory Hotel Ballroom. More than 130 guests were welcomed...

Charity 8 Ball Tournament Raises $35,000 for CASA

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LANCASTER, PA (April 26, 2018) – The Lancaster County 8 Ball League helped raise $35,000 for Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Lancaster County through its annual Harry Hutchinson - Jack Byerly Charity 8 Ball Tournament held Feb. 22 to 25 at Riverside Camping Association, 730 East Strawberry Street, Lancaster, PA.

1st Annual Fidevia Golf Classic to Benefiting CASA!

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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.

CASA of Lancaster Urges Community to Act Against Child Abuse

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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.

CASA of Lancaster County Swears In 16 New Volunteer Advocates

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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.

CASAs are Volunteers for Children in Foster Care

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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?

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