Why CASA?Lancaster, PA (December 17, 2013) – Every day in this country, 1,900 children become victims of abuse or neglect, and four of them will die. 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.
Court Appointed Special Advocates (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. In January, February, and March, CASA is hosting monthly Community Awareness Sessions on Engagement (C.A.S.E.). The sessions are free and open to the public.
Join us on one of the following days:
- Tuesday, January 21, 12:00 pm at Reinsel Kuntz Lesher LLP, 1800 Fruitville Pike, Lancaster PA
- Tuesday, February 18, 12:00 pm at CAP of Lancaster County, 601 S Queen St, Lancaster PA
- Tuesday, March 18, 6:00 pm at CASA, 53 N Duke St, Ste 218, Lancaster PA
Come see audiovisual testimony from youth who have had an active child advocate in their lives during their childhood. As children, these young adults were positively affected by CASA and will share the long term impact of having a qualified, compassionate adult fight for and protect their right to be safe, to be treated with dignity and respect, and to learn and grow in the security of a loving family.
The sessions are 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 email 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.