CASE seeks to break the cycle of crime and violence
in which young people live by equipping community members
to reorganise and respond appropriately to both the causes
and effects of crime and violence in their communities.
Community Action towards a Safer Environment


CASE has been functioning as a Community-Based Organisation in the troubled area of Hanover Park since 2001.
Lane Benjamin CASE was started by Lane Benjamin, a Clinical Psychologist, who identified a need for trauma intervention due to a rising level of prevalent violence and a definite decline in relational values.  To this day CASE is run by volunteers of all ages drawn from the community of Hanover Park and has become an effective catalyst for transformation.

Violence is perhaps the most damaging legacy of South Africa's political history.  Socially sanctioned violence has filtered into the most private places - the home and the family.  It is having a devastating impact on individuals, families, schools and neighbourhoods. The cycle can be broken!!


CASE strives to break the cycle of violence in communities inflicted by years of trauma.  Various projects and techniques are implemented to transform the community through the development of community members, creating a positive cycle of healthy individuals, families and community.

The CASE model:
  • An unprecedented model of intervention that will transform communities devastated by psychological and economic challenges -one member at a time.
  • CASE constantly creates opportunities that people would otherwise not have and it’s through these opportunities that a new generation of community leaders will be born.
To adopt a 4-pronged approach to intervening in violent communities through:
  1. Psychology-based Counselling to reduce the effects and consequences of living in a violent community
  2. Awareness-raising to normalise the effects of violence and to educate around related issues
  3. Community development projects where training is delivered and skills can be taught to equip community members
  4. Networking and developing partnerships with like-minded agencies to unite against the scourge of criminal violence and gangsterism

The Need
Community Development Programmes
  • After School Programme
    • FACE (Fun And Creative Experience)
  • Counselling
    • Adopt a Counsellor Campaign
  • Men’s Project
  • Support groups
  • Women’s Wellness
  • Youth-In-Action
    • Youth-In-Sports
    • Youth-In-Training
    • Youth-In-Nature Conservation
    • Youth-In-Community
    • Youth-In-Media
    • Youth-In-Culture (M-A-D-D)
    • Kids Club
All programmes are in need of various resources and materials. Specific items can be sponsored, please contact the various Coordinators.

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