Our Goal

The goal of Lackawanna County CASA is to prevent abused, neglected, and abandoned children from becoming lost in the Juvenile Dependency system and working to find them safe, permanent homes as soon as possible. We work carefully to match a CASA volunteer with a child to ensure that the child’s best interest is served.

CASA volunteers are appointed by judges, in a court order, to watch over and advocate for abused and neglected children, to make sure they don’t get lost in the legal and social service system or languish in an inappropriate foster home.

CASA volunteers stay with each case until it is closed, and the child is reunified with family or placed in a safe, permanent home. For many abused children, their CASA volunteer will be the one constant adult presence—the one adult who cares only for them.

Our Mission

Advocate for abused and/or neglected children; give them hope, support and encouragement; enhance their resiliency; and ensure that their voices are heard as the juvenile court system seeks safe, permanent, and nurturing homes.

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Our CASA board working hard yesterday at Zummo's Cafe! Excited for the future of Lackawanna County CASA! ... See MoreSee Less

Our CASA board working hard yesterday at Zummos Cafe! Excited for the future of Lackawanna County CASA!

I am for the child who’s had 7 addresses in a single year. Because she’s in foster care. Because her father abused her and her mother couldn’t believe her. That is the child I am for. And because I am, she will be half as likely to languish in foster care, and that much more likely to find a safe, permanent home. I am a Court Appointed Special Advocate(CASA) volunteer. I am you.

29 days until our spring CASA training!!
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I am for the child who’s had 7 addresses in a single year. Because she’s in foster care. Because her father abused her and her mother couldn’t believe her. That is the child I am for. And because I am, she will be half as likely to languish in foster care, and that much more likely to find a safe, permanent home. I am a Court Appointed Special Advocate(CASA) volunteer. I am you. 

29 days until our spring CASA training!!

Myth: Parents who physically abuse their children are bad and unloving people.

Fact: Most parents love their children and do not mean to hurt them. They discipline their children because they want them to behave well. Many parents feel frustrated with their children’s behavior and do not know any other way to discipline them, but are open to learning effective parenting strategies to reduce the risk of physical abuse in the future.
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Myth: Parents who physically abuse their children are bad and unloving people.

Fact: Most parents love their children and do not mean to hurt them. They discipline their children because they want them to behave well. Many parents feel frustrated with their children’s behavior and do not know any other way to discipline them, but are open to learning effective parenting strategies to reduce the risk of physical abuse in the future.
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