Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), was launched in 2005 to provide support for a child going through the court system because of a parent’s or guardian’s abuse or neglect. Despite the doubts of many local officials, the program continues to respond to a child’s legal and social needs, with the support of volunteers. In November, CASA hit a milestone, celebrating more than 100 volunteer child advocates.
Attorney William Cisek, who serves as CYS solicitor and CASA instructor remarks: “Cinnamon Evans, CASA’s executive director, and Judge Lobaugh have transformed the dependency system and it is no longer so adversarial. That has been instrumental in having this be so successful. God has really blessed us with this program.”
Learn more about CASA by visiting casaofvenangocounty.org.
This article was published in the Venango Chamber’s December 2019 VenangoWorks! Newsletter.