Our mission is to recruit, train and support community volunteers to serve as the voice of abused and neglected children in the Luzerne County court system so that these children will be safe, secure and given the opportunity to thrive.
CASA of Luzerne County is a 501(c)3 child advocacy organization that was established in 2013. They train Court Appointed Special Advocates, who are volunteers who have dedicated their time and talents to bettering the life of a local abused or neglected child in foster care.
The goal of a CASA is to be a caring, consistent adult presence for a child in need while helping to ensure that child finds a safe, loving, permanent home as quickly as possible. There are currently more than 500 children in foster care in Luzerne County. CASA is speaking up for 59 of those children, with the rest waiting for an adult who is willing to help change their story.
When children are given an opportunity to thrive, they will. CASA envisions a community in which every abused and neglected child in Luzerne County has a safe, permanent, loving home and the support to become a healthy, empowered adult. Children who are assigned a CASA volunteer are half as likely to re-enter foster care, spend less time in foster care and perform better in school.
CASA of Luzerne County is part of the National CASA Association, and they 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.
Being a volunteer advocate is a rewarding and fairly flexible experience. Reach out today and learn how you can make a difference in a child’s life.