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CASA of Lancaster County is expanding to include Lebanon County

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Lancaster County is expanding their services to Lebanon County. CASA, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization provides volunteer advocates to children in the foster care system.

CASA of Lancaster was founded in 2009, and since that time, they have trained 481 volunteers to advocate for 938 children.

Jessica Laspino, Executive Director, states, “Since we began operations in Lancaster in 2009, I have been overwhelmed by the community members who step up to be CASAs and their dedication to walking alongside youth in the foster care system, making a positive impact.  I am excited and honored to bring this program to Lebanon County and to work with the community to provide this crucial service to more children in foster care."

Guy Pedelini, Board President said "The CASA Board of Directors is very excited about our expansion into Lebanon County. We are confident that our CASA team can make a significant impact on Lebanon County's most vulnerable citizens by pursuing our mission of a safe, nurturing and permanent home for every child who has been abused or neglected."   

CASA is looking for volunteers to serve children in Lebanon County’s foster care system. If you are interested in learning more about the program, please visit and click on the “Volunteer” page. You can also register to attend an Information Session to learn more about becoming a volunteer. Please email any questions to