CASA of Lancaster County Honors Reunified Families
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.
Every year, hundreds of thousands of children are successfully reunified with their families after being placed in foster care. Reunification takes effort, parents must work closely and comply with orders from a judge. Parents are also required to meet regularly with caseworkers and attorneys. How does a CASA Volunteer contribute to the reunification process? By walking alongside a child in the foster care system and making sure their needs are being met. They follow the case’s progress and report back to the judge with their own recommendations for what permanent placement would be best for that child. For many children in foster care, reunification is the best option for a permanent and loving home. With this outcome, parents have bettered their lives and made their home a safe environment. Previously existing risks to the children have been addressed and resolved. Are you ready to play a part in preserving a family?
“CASA Volunteers will always advocate for the best interest of a child,” said Jessica Laspino, Executive Director for CASA of Lancaster County. “The role of CASA is to decrease the amount of disruptions in a child’s life and help ensure that the child has a safe and permanent home.”
CASA is central to fulfilling society’s most fundamental obligation by making sure a qualified, compassionate adult will fight for and protect a child’s right to be safe, to be treated with dignity and respect, and to learn and grow in the security of a loving family.
To learn how you can be a part of the CASA movement to make Lancaster County a place where every child grows up in a home free of abuse and neglect, contact us at (717) 208-3280 or firstname.lastname@example.org.