Frequently Asked Questions
PA CASA Information
Local and state member CASA programs adhere to formal standards set by National CASA Association and are required to pass a quality assurance review, which is administered every four years. This self-assessment is a course of action taken by local programs to evaluate and improve their operations. Staff teams work together to answer 400 questions and gather 58 supporting documents for submission to National CASA Association. Professionals outside the CASA network determine overall compliance by conducting an independent review of the standards self-assessment instrument and supporting documentation. Programs must address any compliance concerns within six months to maintain their certification.
Grants from state government, foundations, and the National CASA Association are the source of Pennsylvania CASA Association funding. Charitable foundations, business sponsorships, private contributions and individuals account for the balance, often raised through special events. PA CASA is a 501c (3) non-profit organization.
Contact our office via this website if you are interested in volunteering. PA CASA needs people who can:
- Become a member of the Board of Directors
- Serve as committee members on such committees as legislative, public relations, governance, fund raising, website management, etc.
- Assist with public relations
- Help plan and lead fundraising special events
- Serve as an administrative support for the PA CASA staff
- Be an intern