Newsmakers to Feature: CASA Program Sunday, September 8, 2013

By Jayne Ann Bugda |

Published 09/06 2013 01:39AM

Updated 09/08 2013 07:13PM

The Court Appointed Special Advocates program (CASA) is the topic of this Sunday’s Newsmakers.

  The monthly public affairs program is hosted by Senior Producer Jayne Ann Bugda and the I-Team’s Andy Mehalshick.

Bugda and Mehalshick will have as their guests, Luzerne County Judge Tina Polachek Gartley, John Aciukewicz, CASABoard President and Stephanie Simon, CASA Volunteer Coordinator.


 Judge Gartley, Aciukewicz and Simon will explain how the volunteer program works and what is required of volunteers.  CASA Volunteers are appointed by a judge to advocate and be the voice of a child in court.  Volunteers are needed for the Luzerne County program.


Newsmakers will air Sunday, September 8th

at 6:30 am on WYOU and will rebroadcast at 11:30 am on WBRE.

. More information about CASA

CASA Luzerne County

CASA PA Website

CASA National Website

CASA encourages people from all cultures, professions, ethnic and educational backgrounds to participate.

Requirements include:

  • 21 years old or older
  •  Background check,
  • Complete  pre-service training
  • Be present and available for court appearances  with advance notice
  • Be willing to commit to the CASA program until your first case is closed

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