Cleptomaniacs And Shoplifters Anonymous, LLC (CASA) is a unique, independent and secular weekly self-help group. It was founded in Detroit, MI in September 1992 by a recovering shoplifter who felt such a group could help himself, others, and the community as a whole.
CASA's purpose is to provide a safe, confidential and non-judgmental space for compassion, understanding and recovery from "addictive-compulsive" dishonest behavior, primarily shoplifting, fraud, kleptomania and embezzlement.
CASA's goal is to educate individuals in the group
and the community at large about the
complex motivations and recovery treatment
process for these behaviors, while
emphasizing personal responsibility
and accountability. We have helped
many and want to do more!
CASA is a self-run, self-help group made up of a diverse group of persons with a mix of voluntary and court-ordered attendees.
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are CASA meetings like?
While every meeting is unique, the basic structure allows for each person to express his or her feelings, circumstances and own insights about the behavior and how to stop it. We learn from hearing ourselves, as well as listening to others. Laughter and tears, questions and comments, and engaging dialogue are all common.
We can help... people help themselves:
For more information, call Terry
(248) 358-8508 or
E-mail The Shulman Center
For free literature,
addressed, stamped envelope to:
Terry Shulman. / C.A.S.A.
PO Box 250008
Franklin, MI 48025
|Something for Nothing
Shoplifting Addiction and Recovery
By Terrence D. Shulman
JD, LMSW, ACSW, CAADC, CPC
The Shulman Center
OnLine Group Membership
For Online Group membership, please send a letter or postcard containing the following information: Name, Address, E-mail Address, Telephone
and send to CASA at:
CASA On-line Group
P.O. Box 250008
Franklin, MI 48025
Once your information has been verified, we will give you the online address. All information will be kept confidential by the moderators of the group.