"Every child deserves a champion--an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be."
~ Rita F. Pierson
“Since I see CASA volunteers on a rather frequent basis, I have been in a position to evaluate their overall contributions to the Juvenile Court System. CASA volunteers are involved in the most serious and troubling of the juvenile cases. As such, their insights are quite valuable in attempting to formulate a workable plan for the juvenile in question and his family. In many cases, the CASA report supports the conclusions and recommendations of the CYS caseworkers; in others, the report may differ considerably. In all cases, the CASA reports are read by me and provide thoughtful assistance for my recommendations which result in the ultimate court order.”
Former Juvenile Master William F. Peters, Crawford County
Everyone can be an advocate by taking steps to make our community safer for our children:
Crawford County CASA just received a very generous donation of over 35 "First Night Kits" from the Crawford County Career and Technical Center, Student Nurse Organization (SNO). This class will graduate in August and have spent the past few months putting the Kits together for children who are removed from their home due to abuse, neglect or drug use. I am so touched by their compassion and for all they do for Crawford County CASA and the children we advocate on behalf of! I cannot thank you enough, students, you have all warmed my heart!