The PA CASA Conference was held on Tuesday, April 12th in Harrisburg. The conference brought judges, advocates, CASA leaders from across the state to hear experts on trauma-informed advocacy and creating a healing-centered culture. AllOne Foundation granted $449,664 to support training for trauma care in 5 counties of NEPA. Check presentation was held at the conference where John Cosgrove had an opportunity to address the audience and thank them for their very difficult but oh so important work to change a child’s story.
The Pennsylvania Court Appointed Special Advocates Association (PA CASA) is a non-profit organization founded in 1998 to grow, strengthen, and unite local CASA programs so they can ensure the safety, well-being, and forever home for every abused and/or neglected child in Pennsylvania. To fulfill its mission, PA CASA supports the existing network of local CASA programs, builds new CASA programs and secures resources critical to CASA’s mission. Currently, PA CASA provides training, technical assistance, and continuous quality improvement services to the 23 local CASA programs serving 29 counties. In the remaining 38 counties, PA CASA actively pursues program development. Through statewide advocacy, PA CASA provides resources that make it easier for CASA programs to serve children.
Pictured left to right: John Cosgrove, John Aciukewicz, Board Member of PA CASA and Jennifer Balko, Executive Director, PA CASA