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    Organizations that are actively seeking individuals with the requisite skills and experience who are willing to work as court appointed special advocates on a voluntary basis without remuneration representing the interests of abused, neglected or abandoned children involved in family court proceedings.

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    Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
    Beginnings, Inc Court Appointed Special AdvocatesTrain volunteers to provide advocacy in court for abused and/or neglected children that will lead to placement in safe, permanent, nurturing homes.CambriaBeginnings, Inc. CASABeginnings, Inc
    CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) of Allegheny CountyRecruits, trains, and supervises community volunteers to accept court-appointed cases of abuse and neglect. Volunteer advocates investigate and monitor facts in the case and present their findings and recommendations to the presiding children's court judge.AlleghenyCASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate), National OfficeCASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate)
    CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Luzerne CountyCourt Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) are community volunteers who serve as the voice of abused and neglected children in the court system. The advocacy looks to ensure that the children will be safe, secure and given a better opportunity to thrive.LuzernePennsylvania CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate)CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate)
    CASA for KidsTrains community members to become Court Appointed Special Advocates who will speak up for the best interest of abused and neglected children in the Courts of Washington County.WashingtonCASA for KidsCASA for Kids
    CASA of Lancaster CountyProvides court appointed volunteer advocacy for abused and neglected children to make sure they don’t get lost in the legal and social service system or in inappropriate group or foster homes. Volunteers stay with each case until it is closed and the child is placed in a safe, permanent home.LancasterCASA of Lancaster LancasterCASA of Lancaster County
    CASA of Luzerne CountyCASA of Luzerne County is a non-profit 501(c)3 child advocacy organization that was established in 2013. We are part of the National CASA Association and we continue to grow and develop with the help and guidance of this robust organization. There are currently over 1,000 CASA/GAL programs in 49 states recruiting, training, and supporting a network of volunteers to represent the best interests of children in their respective communities. We know that children who are assigned a CASA volunteer are half as likely to re-enter foster care. We know that children who are assigned a CASA volunteer spend less time in foster care. And we know that children who are assigned a CASA volunteer perform better in school. Since 2013, 158 children in Luzerne County have been matched with a CASA volunteer.LuzerneCASA of Luzerne CountyCASA of Luzerne County
    CASA of Westmoreland, Inc.A volunteer-based non-profit organization providing a voice in the courts on behalf of abused and neglected children in Westmoreland County. CASA assists the courts to ensure the child's placement in a safe, permanent, and nurturing home.WestmorelandCASA of Westmoreland, Inc.CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate)
    Court Appointed Special Advocate Program, CASA, York CountyRecruits, screens, trains and supervises volunteer advocates who are then appointed by the Juvenile Judge to advocate for the best interests of abused and/or neglected children. The program strives to help move children more quickly through the court system to safe, permanent placements. SERVICES MAY INCLUDE: •Advocates for abused and/or neglected children involved in dependency court proceedings •Independently investigates facts of the case for the court •Makes recommendations to the court based on case facts and information gathered •Monitors court orders to ensure services are provided to and utilized by the child and family •Attends all meetings and court proceedings YorkYork County Court Appointed Special Advocate Program, CASACourts and Criminal Justice, York County Government
    Jefferson DeFrees Family Center - CASA of Warren & Forest CountiesCourt Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) volunteers are trained citizens who speak for abused and neglected children in the foster care system.WarrenJefferson DeFrees Family CenterJefferson DeFrees Family Center
    Mercer County Juvenile Advisory Council - Youth Social Services Volunteer ProgramScreened volunteers are matched to local youth service agencies to fill roles where there are gaps in service. The volunteer works through the matched agency to receive training and meets with children, youth, young adult assigned at least once a week.MercerYouth Social Services Volunteer ProgramMercer County Juvenile Advisory Council
    Susquehanna Valley CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) - Voices for ChildrenThe CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) program provides training and resources for thoroughly trained volunteers to research circumstances of abused or neglected children in foster care in order to present the information to a judge charged with deciding what would be the best permanent placement for the child.LycomingCASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate), National OfficeCASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate)

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