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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Real Life Foster MomThey say a picture is worth a thousand words, but after hearing my story, you will only see one—redemption. This was the first time I saw my son & the first time I knew that I needed to change. I was twenty-five, divorced & living in a cycle of brokenness & addiction. I started having children ten years earlier; there were three others & I did not have custody of any of them. My boyfriend wanted me to have an abortion, but when I chose life, he chose to leave. As soon as Isiah was born, I was aware he would be removed from me & even though I was heartbroken about how much I had let my child down, I was relieved he made it out alive. I had used meth right before I went into labor, no prenatal care & lots of birthing complications. I was in bad shape & to say I had hit rock bottom would be an understatement. But my story didn’t end like that, it was actually just starting. That was the last day I chose drugs. I went to rehab & accepted Christ into my life. I made every parent visit, did every class, passed every drug test & I worked my butt off to reunify just eight months later. Today my marriage has been restored, I am in the process of getting my GED & healing from many years of unprocessed trauma. It’s now been twenty-two months & all four of my kids are back together, with me, in my care. I’m thankful for the foster mom who felt my brokenness & gave me the support & love that I didn’t feel worthy of. She saw my hurting heart & when all the odds were stacked against me—she never gave up on me, she fought alongside for my redemption. -Candice. #TheStoryOfRedemption #FosterCare www.instagram.com/reallifefostermom/ ... See MoreSee Less

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Online CASA training begins September 3rd- contact us now to learn how you can change a childs story!

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