About Erie County CASA

A History of Erie County CASA

In 1987, Judge Fred Anthony heard of a innovative program developed in Seattle, Washington that used citizen volunteers to speak for the best interests of abused and neglected children. Judge Anthony championed the cause to bring CASA to Erie with then OCY Director John Petulla.

Over the years, with the help of hundreds of volunteers, thousands of Erie County children have been placed in safe, permanent and nurturing homes.