Lackawanna County CASA

Court Appointed Special Advocates
FOR CHILDREN

Become a Volunteer

As a CASA volunteer, you can form a unique one-on-one relationship with your assigned child(ren) and will become the best equipped person in your child(ren)’s life to know what he or she truly needs.

Who Can Be A Volunteer

CASA volunteers are ordinary people...men and women, students and executives, retirees and busy professionals…who give of their time and hearts to make an extraordinary difference for some of Lackawanna County's most vulnerable children.

The Role of a CASA Volunteer

What does a CASA do, exactly?

After you have completed all necessary training, you will be assigned an abuse/neglect case (referred by a Family Court judge) which has been screened by the CASA program. The job of a CASA volunteer is to review the case to become familiar with the background, gather new information about the child(ren) and family, and then develop written reports for the court. These reports are submitted to the judge (and other appropriate parties) prior to court hearings and include recommendations for what is in the “best interest” of the children including where a child is placed, visitation with parents/guardians and what services the child should be receiving. CASA reports are one of several important pieces of information a judge considers when making his/her ruling on behalf of the child(ren).

The CASA volunteer...

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For more information on training to become a CASA volunteer, please click here.

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