victim advocacy coalition

National Crime Victims’ Rights Week is held each year in April, and is dedicated to educating the public about victimization, the effect victimization has on individuals, families, friends and the community, and to promote laws, policies, and programs to help victims of crime.  This year, National Crime Victims’ Rights Week will take place April 7–13, 2019. This year’s theme is “Honoring Our Past, Creating Hope for the Future.”

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CASA 2019 Superhero 5K

Awards include Best Superhero Costume – for humans and pets!

On Sunday, April 28, at 9:00 a.m. at Ridley Creek State Park in Media, CASA Youth Advocates, Inc. will hold its 4th Annual Superhero 5K Run/Walk.  Runners, walkers, children, and pets are encouraged to dress as their favorite superhero to show their commitment to the organization whose mission is to champion children in Delaware and Chester counties’ child welfare systems.

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The Foundation for Delaware County The Nelson Foundation

CASA Youth Advocates, Inc., an organization that recruits, trains, and supports volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocates who work to ensure that abused and neglected children in Delaware and Chester counties’ child welfare systems find safe, permanent, and nurturing homes, today announces it is the recipient of grants from The Foundation for Delaware County ($100,000) and The Nelson Foundation ($230,000).

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16 Nov
Friday, November 16th, 2018
Posted by Leigh Anne McKelvey
Leigh McKelvey accepts award

Yesterday was a special day for CASA Youth Advocates.

GlaxoSmithKline selected CASA Youth Advocates for the 2018 GSK IMPACT Award of $40,000 for efforts to improve community health. Our amazing volunteers and case supervisors make sure the abused and neglected children we serve receive adequate medical and dental care, participate in recommended therapeutic services, and that their medications and medical records follow them from placement to placement.

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12 Nov
Monday, November 12th, 2018
Posted by Leigh Anne McKelvey

CASA Youth Advocates today announced that tickets are available for its annual gala to be held on Friday, December 7 at the Drexelbrook Catering and Special Event Center in Drexel Hill, PA. The gala will celebrate CASA’s 26th year serving vulnerable youth and the volunteers who advocate for them.

At the gala, CASA will honor two Volunteers of the Year, Jim Reynolds and Gaye Woodward, and one individual celebrating her 20th year as a volunteer with CASA, Terry Yannuzzi

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CASA West Chester

On September 18, CASA will host volunteer information session to highlight how Chester County residents can make an impact in their community

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12 Jul
Thursday, July 12th, 2018
Posted by Leigh Anne McKelvey
Leigh Anne McKelvey

By Lisa Dukart :: 2018 July Main Line Today

The executive director of the Chester and Delaware counties branch shares her passions.

Leigh Anne McKelvey was earning her MSW from the University of Pittsburgh when she was first introduced to CASA Youth Advocates, which supports children going through the legal systems. She’s been committed on some level ever since. Dedicating 11 years of her career to the organization, she was recently named executive director of the Delaware and Chester counties branch.

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15 Jun
Friday, June 15th, 2018
Posted by Anne Shenberger
Delco Times

POSTED: 06/13/18, 9:19 PM EDT 

To the Times:

Recently, Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale issued his Action Plan to improve what he has called Pennsylvania’s broken child welfare system. It contains 27 recommendations for immediate action that state agencies and the General Assembly should take to build a better functioning child welfare system.

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15 May
Tuesday, May 15th, 2018
Posted by Leigh Anne McKelvey
CASA New Volunteers

Residents of Delaware, Chester, Montgomery Counties sworn-in by Delaware County Judge Nathaniel C. Nichols to advocate for children in Delaware and Chester counties’ juvenile court systems.

CASA Youth Advocates, a nonprofit that recruits, trains and supports volunteers to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in Delaware and Chester counties, today announces its 16 newest volunteer advocates. 

 New Court Appointed Special Advocates include:

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On Sunday, April 29, at 9:00 a.m. at Ridley Creek State Park in Media, runners and walkers dressed in superhero costumes will gather in support of CASA Youth Advocates, a Media, PA-based organization whose mission is to champion children in Delaware and Chester counties child welfare systems.

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