Court Appointed Special Advocates


Court Appointed Special Advocates

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To learn more about York County CASA and how you can become an advocate, please contact our office at 717-771-9754 or for more information.

Join us for our next pre-service training, via Zoom, which will begin March 15 and will continue every Tuesday and Thursday evening until April 28 with our Swearing-In Ceremony in May . Application deadline is February 25, 2022.


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To report suspected child abuse or neglect call ChildLine at 1-800-932-0313.
If the child is in immediate danger, call 911 immediately.

Give a voice to a child in need. Be for the child.

Volunteer to be a Court Appointed Special Advocate to ensure each child’s best interests are heard and to advocate on behalf of the abused and neglected children of our communities.

The mission of the York County CASA Program is to advocate for what is in the best interest of abused and neglected dependent children in the York County court system. CASA is comprised of volunteers who are selected, trained, and guided to help these vulnerable children. CASA volunteers monitor the implementation of services to families to ensure they are receiving the necessary support to reach their goals.

CASA volunteers gather facts and report those to the court without bias. Their focus is to ensure safety, permanency and stability for children.

To find out about volunteer opportunities and our next training session, please email More information about volunteering is also available here.

To learn more about the Court Appointed Special Advocate Program
call the CASA office at 717-771-9754
or call toll free 1-800-441-2025
or contact us via e-mail

Volunteers shall be recruited and accepted into the CASA program without regard to age, race, ethnicity, national origin (ancestry), color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability or physical challenge, or any other prohibited basis in accordance with all applicable federal, state, and local laws.


*There is another organization operating under the name of CASA that has become active in South Central PA.*

  • This organization is Central American Solidarity Association (CASA de Maryland) and while they share our acronym, they are a completely separate organization with no affiliation to any Court Appointed Special Advocate programs.
  • The similar name has caused some confusion in the media and the community, which has attributed CASA de Maryland’s participation in political rallies and partisan and political stances, particularly on immigration issues, to Court Appointed Special Advocates.
  • We wish to reassure our volunteer Advocates, donors, and stakeholders that Court Appointed Special Advocate programs have not changed their tactics, focus, or non-partisan approach, but remain true to the mission of providing a qualified and compassionate court-appointed volunteer advocate to every child who has experienced abuse or neglect, to ensure the fundamental human right of having a safe, nurturing, and permanent home is met. We remain solely committed to the best interest of children in our foster care system.

If you wish to reach CASA de Maryland, its website provides the following phone number for its York Welcome Center: 717-219-7974




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