Child Abuse and Neglect Affects the Whole Community
LANCASTER, PA (March 9, 2017) – Child abuse and neglect affects the community as a whole—including first responders, medical and mental health providers, judicial personnel, social services, and nonprofit agencies—as they respond to incidents and support victims. Child abuse and neglect is a daily occurrence. These first-line professionals don’t have to do this alone; there are many ways you can help them and the children in your neighborhood. 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.
Last year in Lancaster County, 159 CASA volunteers advocated for 302 children in the dependency system. Nevertheless, there is still a gap of hundreds more children in our county who need a CASA volunteer advocate.
Please join us at one of our upcoming Community Awareness Sessions on Engagement (C.A.S.E.) for CASA:
Tuesday, May 23th, 12pm at United Way of Lancaster County
Tuesday, June 20th, 12pm at Milanof-Schock Library
Tuesday, July 18th, 6pm at St. Peter's UCC
View video testimonials from youth who have had a CASA 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 advocates for children 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. Our program will not exceed 60 minutes.
To reserve your seat, please contact CASA by calling (717) 208-3280 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.