CASA In The News

CASA to Exhibit at Gifts that Give Hope Alternative Gift Fair

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.

CASA Advocates Demonstrate Gratitude and Giving Year-Round

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?

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, 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.

CASA Hosts Annual Gala and Benefit Auction

CASA hosted their annual Heroes Gala and Benefit Auction on Friday, September 22nd 2017 at Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square.

Men Making a Difference

posted on September 14, 2017

Women in the United States continue volunteering at a higher rate than men, according to a 2014 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report. At Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) our training stats reflect the same trend...

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CASA Hosts Annual Heroes Gala & Benefit Auction

CASA invites you to the 2017 Heroes Gala and Benefit Auction, September 22, 2017 at the Penn Square Lancaster Marriott. Come! Join us for an evening dedicated to honoring the heroes of Lancaster County who have made a difference in the life of a child.

CASA Receives National Grant

Court Appointed Special Advocates of Lancaster County has been awarded a $37,000 grant from the National Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Association. Funds will be used to help more abused or neglected children in Lancaster County benefit from the services of a CASA volunteer.

Temple & LBC Alums Appointed to CASA BOD

posted on June 8, 2017

CASA is proud to announce Temple & LBC Alumns appointed to BOD: Steven E. Russell, Esquire and Dannel Wissler, MA, LPC, CAADC.

Child Abuse and Neglect Affects the Whole Community

Child abuse and neglect affects the community as a whole—including first responders, medical and mental health providers, judicial personnel, social services, and nonprofit agencies—as they respond to incidents and support victims. Child abuse and neglect is a daily occurrence. These first-line professionals don’t have to do this alone; there are many ways you can help them and the children in your neighborhood. CASA of Lancaster County is providing you an opportunity to make a difference in the life of a child who has suffered abuse and neglect.

CASA Announces a New Hire and Two Staff Promotions

posted on October 4, 2016

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Lancaster County is excited to announce the hiring of Melissa Leibig as the Director of Community Outreach and the promotions of Bonnie Northeimer to Administrative and Recruitment Assistant and Lisa Palmquist to Development Associate.

Beginning of school year often reveals child abuse, neglect

The end of summer and the start of a new school year is an exciting time for most children. But for some, the beginning of school could reveal a dark secret . . .

CASA Adds Two Board Members

posted on July 26, 2016

CASA is proud to announce two additions to its Board of Directors: William Ross, Jr. and Michele Werder. Both of the newly elected board members will serve a three-year term.

New Advocates Ready to Serve Local Children

posted on July 19, 2016

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Lancaster County recently trained 21 new volunteer advocates. Judge Leslie Gorbey swore in the new volunteer advocates

Be part of a better and brighter future for children

posted on June 7, 2016

Throughout 2015, over 700 Lancaster County children were in foster care. Children in foster care need a consistent, compassionate adult to give them their best chance in life. They need a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA).

Charity 8 Ball Tournament Raises Over $30,000.00

posted on June 2, 2016

The Lancaster County 8 Ball League raised over $15,000 for Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Lancaster County through their Annual Harry Hutchinson – Jack Byerly Charity 8 Ball Tournament held February 25 – 28, 2016 at Riverside Camping Association.

New Advocates will serve over 30 Children

posted on May 24, 2016

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Lancaster County swore in the 17th class of advocates. Judge Leslie Gorbey and Judge Thomas Sponaugle were present to swear in the new advocates. The ceremony was held on Thursday, March 17 at the . . .

Calling All SuperHeroes

posted on May 19, 2016

Calling all SuperHeroes! CASA’s 5th Annual SuperHero 5K is HERE! Every kid needs a hero but children who have been abused need SuperHeros! Join us Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 8:30am at Landisville Middle School.

Children are Waiting Months for an Advocate

posted on March 29, 2016

For the first time in CASA’s history, children are waiting weeks and sometimes months to be assigned an available advocate.

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