A Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) is a specially trained community volunteer, appointed by a judge, to represent the best interests of abused, neglected, and/or abandoned children in court. CASAs investigate the child’s situation and make recommendations to the Lancaster County Dependency Judges as to what permanent placement would be best for that particular child and what services the child can benefit from whether those services are related to educational needs, social needs, mental health needs, physical health needs, or cultural needs.
CASAs are empowered by the courts to help ensure children find a safe, nurturing, and permanent home. You will not only bring positive change to the lives of these vulnerable children, but to their children and generations to come.
Board of Directors
Comprised of talented and compassionate community members, the BOD is responsible for the overall management of the organization.
From development to event-planning, and everywhere in-between, CASA has several small-group committees where community input is valued.
CASA participates in several fairs, as well as hosts various events throughout the year, where volunteers are needed.