2018 09 26 SummerClassPicResized 19 New Advocates Pledge to Provide Advocacy

19 New Advocates Pledge to Provide Advocacy

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.

The newly appointed CASAs will be joining other dedicated community members who have been trained and are advocating for foster children in the county’s dependency court system. CASA volunteers are asked to meet with the child regularly and are authorized to interview people in the child’s life such as social workers, attorneys, and teachers. They attend court hearings with the child and report their findings to the judge.

After completing an interview and the necessary background clearances, CASA volunteers must complete comprehensive training. The new advocates are:


• Cheryll Alleman, Peach Bottom
• Daphne Gulick, Elizabethtown
• Sam Hershey, Columbia
• Emily Hertzler, Akron
• Rick Kerper, Lancaster
• Gail Klinkner, Elizabethtown
• Lee McBride, Lancaster
• Steve Morse, Ephrata
• Marlan Nolt, Ephrata
• Joette Peters, Manheim
• Hal Pettegrew, Lititz
• Sharon Pettegrew, Lititz
• Lisa Shultz, Millersville
• Erin Small, Lancaster
• Kim Souder, Lebanon
• Kris Wagner, Lititz
• DeEtte Wiberg, Mount Joy
• Sara Wiberg, Mount Joy
• Tara Winters, Lancaster


The last advocate training class for 2018 begins October 22nd. If you are interested in learning more about becoming a CASA volunteer and the rewards that come along with advocating for the best interest of abused and neglected children, please contact CASA by calling 717-208-3280, or emailing casa@casalancaster.org.

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