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Mission & Vision

Our Mission

We support and advocate for survivors of child abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault. We provide prevention, education and awareness to strengthen families and make our community safer.

Our Vision

LACASA is recognized as the premier agency that addresses issues and provides services for child abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault, and is modeled globally.

Our Values and Beliefs

Safety and Security

We provide and encourage a safe environment to minimize the occurrence or risk of injury, danger, or loss.

Excellence and Quality

We strive to exceed expectations, raise our standards and challenge ourselves.


We conduct business ethically and with a commitment to moral principles.


We are committed to fostering an inclusive culture.


We are dedicated to the process of increasing the capacity of individuals or groups to make choices and to transform those choices into desired actions and outcomes.

Social Justice

We honor the concepts of human rights and equality.


We value working together with our community partners to achieve a violence free society.

LACASA Staff Insight

Why Children Don’t Tell: Sandusky case sheds light on complexities of child sexual abuse

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is updated regularly in the footnote section, which provides links to ongoing news about the Penn State Scandal and its aftermath. By Robin L. O’Grady with Nicole Matthews-Creech The conviction of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky captured the nation’s attention and cast a spotlight on an endless question: […]