Generoasta is honored to be partnering with CASA-an organization that provides individualized advocacy for
abused and neglected children. They work to make sure that every child has someone to stand up for them – at
court, at school, at home and anywhere else they may be – and they help fight for a better life for their CASA
child and that child’s family. CASA works with a volunteer corps of over 200 individuals who are trained and
supervised to provide the quality advocacy that every abused and neglected child should receive. Last year,
CASA served nearly 250 children, a number they are working to continue to grow over the next five years. If
you are inspired by their mission, consider being a volunteer or a sponsor.
CASA holds several fundraisers and drives throughout the year. The Superhero 5K and 1K Run/Walk will be
held on April 26th at North Park. It is truly a family race where kids and adults are encouraged to dress as
their favorite superhero! We will have information and registration forms for the Superhero Race at
Generoasta, so please consider participating as a Superhero Volunteer, Runner or Walker to support children
who need “Super Heros” in their lives.
To ensure that every child has a safe, supportive and permanent home by providing volunteer
advocacy for the best interests of abused and neglected children within the child welfare system.
CASA’s goal is to recruit, train and supervise community volunteers who advocate for abused and
neglected children in court and throughout the child welfare system.
In Allegheny County, there are thousands of children who are active with the Children’s Court system because
they have been abused or neglected. Unfortunately, child victims of abuse and neglect often suffer from a
myriad of complex problems and circumstances that, without personalized attention, will sabotage their ability
to find safe, nurturing and permanent homes. CASA volunteers and their staff case manager partner together to
ensure that every child receives the personalized attention they need and deserve.
Once appointed to a family, the CASA volunteer, in conjunction with their staff case manager, works to gather
information. CASA volunteers meet with all those involved with the children (including parents, caregivers,
relatives, neighbors, teachers, therapists, doctors, daycare providers, etc.); and visit the children at least once a
month, wherever the child is living, to ensure their safety. These interactions, conversations, meetings and
observations form the basis for CASA reports and recommendations that are presented to the court both through
a written report and in court testimony.
The CASA volunteers are often the most knowledgeable professional on each case – they are thoroughly
familiar with the family’s history and with everyone involved in the children’s lives. They also have a holistic
understanding of the children’s and families’ needs, personalities, and current circumstances. Each volunteer
adds an appreciable level of personal attention and advocacy that the system alone cannot provide.