ABOUT CASA OF WESTMORELAND
There are more than 950 local CASA programs across the U.S.A.
CASA of Westmoreland, Inc., is a volunteer-based organization providing a voice in the courts on behalf of abused and neglected children in Westmoreland County. The recommendations of these volunteers assist the courts in determining the child’s placement in safe, permanent and nurturing homes.
CASA of Westmoreland, Inc. (Court Appointed Special Advocates) was initiated by a group of community members, led by Family Court Judge Christopher Feliciani, who recognized the need for a CASA program to advocate for the most vulnerable members of Westmoreland County’s community. Judge Feliciani believed that CASA would be the best solution for the then 330 children living in foster care due to severe abuse and/or neglect. This initiative led to the appointment of a steering committee, and then a Board of Directors. With support from the Westmoreland County Commissioners and many community members, CASA of Westmoreland, Inc. was incorporated in 2006 and recognized as a 501 (c) 3 organization, and opened its doors to start advocating for children in 2007.
The CASA office is located on the 4th floor of the Westmoreland County Courthouse annex at the opposite end of family court. There is a parking garage located at intersection of Otterman Street and Pennsylvania Avenue along with many small parking lots and street parking.
Experience the positive benefits of CASA first hand. If you have what it takes to change the life of an abused and neglected child become an advocate.
Learn how you can help abused and neglected children in Westmoreland County by donating, becoming a volunteer or a sponsor.
Support CASA of Westmoreland by attending one of our events or becoming a partner. Your support allows CASA to make a difference in local children’s lives.