CASA Welcomes New Staff
LANCASTER, PA (March 10, 2015) – CASA of Lancaster County is pleased to welcome two new staff members: Jeanette Caban as Volunteer Manager, and Justin Stephens as Training and Recruitment Coordinator.
Jeanette Caban is the second Volunteer Manager on staff. Volunteer Managers provide support and guidance for Volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocates. Volunteer Managers oversee and guide Advocates through the often difficult, but rewarding process of advocating for a child in foster care.
Ms. Caban was born and raised in Lancaster County. She graduated from Hempfield High School in 2006. She graduated from Millersville University in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Minor in Business Management. Prior to CASA, Ms. Caban was a Returns Processor at QVC of Lancaster.
Ms. Caban states, "Every child deserves a chance at making the most out of life. The volunteers at CASA are so devoted and passionate about advocating for what is best for the children. It is an honor to be a part of a program that actually makes a difference.”
Justin Stephens is CASA’s first Recruitment and Training Coordinator. In this new role, Mr. Stephens is focusing on recruiting and training new advocates. He also facilitates in-service training for current advocates.
Mr. Stephens graduated from Randolph College in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. After college, Mr. Stephens coached high school soccer and basketball. Prior to working at CASA, he spent two years assisting and leading summer literacy programs in Baltimore City, Maryland. He says, "I wanted to join CASA so I could support volunteers in their journey towards changing a child's life".
Jessica Laspino, Executive Director of CASA of Lancaster County says, "Ms. Caban and Mr. Stephens will be a real asset to our program. With their skill and passion we are that much closer to providing a CASA for every child in foster care in Lancaster County.”
CASA of Lancaster County provides court appointed volunteer advocacy for children of abuse and neglect in the belief that every child deserves a safe, nurturing, and permanent home. CASA volunteers believe that growing up in a safe home is a fundamental human right.
For information about becoming involved with CASA, call 717-208-3280 or send an email to: casa@CASAlancaster.orgor visit www.casalancaster.org.