Erie County Casa Program                 Erie County Casa Program

Every year in Erie County, hundreds of children become victims of abuse and neglect.

Several Erie County children are removed from their homes through no fault of their own and placed with a family member or in a certified foster home. Ultimately their future is decided by a judge. In order to make an informed decision, the judge relies on a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) volunteer to provide the court with very vital information regarding a child's unique circumstances.

CASA volunteers are trained men and women who commit their time and efforts to ensure that every abused and neglected child is provided "a powerful voice in court." As an appointed officer of the court, the CASA volunteer gathers critical information from as many sources as possible. They review records; interview parents, relatives, health care providers, teachers, and most importantly the child. The CASA volunteer then develops a written court report which includes fact-based recommendations focusing on the child's "best interest."

If you are a caring, patient, objective adult who is concerned about the welfare of children and who is not afraid to get involved in emotional issues - CASA needs you.

To become a CASA volunteer or to obtain more information regarding our pre-service trainings, please call 419-621-0324 or email

United Way Of Erie County
United Way Of Erie County

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