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The mission of the York County CASA Program is to provide advocacy in court for abused and/or neglected children that will lead to placement in safe, permanent homes.
The program recruits, screens, trains and supervises volunteers who are then appointed by the juvenile judge to help represent the best interests of abused and/or neglected children.After completion of screening and training the CASA Volunteer serves as the "eyes and ears of the court" by providing a more detailed account of each child's situation to aid the judge in permanency planning decisions. CASAs perform three basic goals: 1) Investigate all circumstances surrounding the child's case. 2) Report the findings and make recommendations to the court. 3) Monitor the case to ensure that necessary services are received and that court orders are followed.