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