Lancaster County’s Most Vulnerable ChildrenLANCASTER, PA (DECEMBER 10, 2015) - As a court appointed special advocate, you can contribute to a brighter future for children who are victims of abuse or neglect. There were over 700 children in the foster care system in Lancaster County in 2014. You can be a voice for these children.
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Lancaster County is a community-based program that recruits, trains, and supports citizen-volunteers to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in courtrooms and communities.
Volunteer advocates – empowered directly by the courts – offer judges the critical information they need to ensure that each child’s rights and needs are being attended to while in foster care.
Volunteers stay with children until they are placed in loving permanent homes. For many abused children, a CASA volunteer is the only constant adult presence in their lives.
Independent research has demonstrated that children with a CASA volunteer are substantially less likely to spend time in long-term foster care and less likely to reenter care.
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. Please join us at one of our upcoming Community Awareness Sessions on Engagement (C.A.S.E. for CASA).
- Tuesday, January 19, 6:00 PM at United Way, 630 Janet Avenue, Lancaster
- Tuesday, February 16, 6:00 PM at CASA, 53 North Duke Street, Suite 218, Lancaster
- Tuesday, March 15, 12:00 PM at Ephrata Public Library, 550 S. Reading Road, Ephrata
Come see audiovisual testimony from youth who have had an active child advocate in their lives during their time in foster care. As children, these young adults were positively affected by CASA. They will share the long-term impact of having a qualified, compassionate adult fight for and protect their rights, CASA’s advocate for a child to be safe, to be treated with dignity and respect, and to learn and grow in the security of a loving family.
C.A.S.E for CASA is free of charge and open to the public. RSVP is required due to limited seating. We know how important your time is and our program will not exceed 60 minutes.
To reserve your seat, please contact CASA by calling (717)208-3280 or emailing email@example.com. CASA of Lancaster County provides court appointed volunteer advocacy for abused and neglected children in the belief that every child deserves a safe, nurturing, and permanent home.