Crawford County CASA, in partnership with PA CASA was awarded a 30 month VOCA (Victim's of Crime Act) grant. This grant provides us with the ability to have another full time position, a Case Supervisor resulting

in more children served. It is my pleasure to announce that Mitch King has joined the CASA family! 

Mitch King previously worked for Juvenile Probation, is currently the Secretary of the Children's

Advisory Council, volunteers at the Learning Center and is President of the Meadville Community

Theatre board.  

We welcome Mitch, CASA Case Supervisor and look forward to working with him on

behalf of abused and neglected children!

All of our county school districts have recognized the impact of childhood trauma on educational success, and have begun the process making trauma sensitive practices a part of school culture.

We hope that all school districts recognize the impact childhood trauma has on a child's learning experience and will develop the necessary steps that will lead to their success!

"The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned."  

                          ~ Maya Angelou



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A training on Self-Focus was held with CASA Volunteers and staff recently. This training was presented by Salene Cowher, CASA Board member and Psychotherapist. Salene presented on how to be mindful of how stress and frustrations are affecting you and how to quiet the "noise." And that letting go does not mean giving up and the importance of self-monitoring. It was a fun and greatly needed training!