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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Happy Mother's Day to all the awesome moms, foster, adoptive, step moms and the grandmas raising kids out there! ... See MoreSee Less

Happy Mothers Day to all the awesome moms, foster, adoptive, step moms and the grandmas raising kids out there!

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3 weeks ago

Lackawanna County CASA

"CASA volunteers are sometimes the only consistent presence for a child. They show the child what it means to show up, to learn about all sides of an issue, and to work with others to advocate for a desired outcome. They empower the child to seize opportunities for personal growth." Read more from the National Mentoring Resource Center Blog: http://bit.ly/2VIvdfZ.#OJJDP ... See MoreSee Less

Myth: Abused children hate their parents and want to get away from them.

Reality: Most children who have been abused by their parents still have a strong attachment or love for their parents and want to remain living with them. What they really want is for the abuse to stop.
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Myth: Abused children hate their parents and want to get away from them.

Reality: Most children who have been abused by their parents still have a strong attachment or love for their parents and want to remain living with them. What they really want is for the abuse to stop.
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Learn more about donating or volunteering with Lackawanna County CASA.