CASA of Fayette County held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, July 23rd, at its newly opened office in Uniontown. On hand for the ceremony were PA CASA Executive Director Jennifer DeBlako, Mitchell Samick, the program’s executive director, Judge Linda Cordaro, Senator Pat Stefano, Representative Matthew Dowling, and CASA of Fayette County Board Members, along with a group of child advocates, interested citizens and representatives from the Fayette Chamber of Commerce.
CASA of Fayette County is the 28th local program in the Commonwealth and was developed by PA CASA with financial assistance from the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) grant from Pennsylvania’s Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD).
The first class of volunteers has started the training course, and in her remarks, Judge Cordaro said she was looking forward to having CASA volunteers working the court.
Senator Pat Stefano thanked Judge Cordoro for spearheading the formation of CASA in Fayette County and acknowledged the tireless work of the extraordinary volunteers who advocate for abused and neglected children throughout the Commonwealth and donated thousands of hours of their time. Senator Stefano also recognized the volunteer board members for their contributions on behalf of the children of Fayette County.
The ceremony concluded with Program Director Mitch Samick cutting the ribbon to open the new CASA office in Uniontown. Watch the ribbon-cutting >