"As a judge, I had to make tough decisions. I had to decide whether to take a child from the only home he's ever known, or leave him someplace where he might possibly be abused. I needed someone who could tell me what was best for that child - from the child's viewpoint. That's what a CASA does."

Former Superior Court Judge David Soukup, Founder of CASA

What is Maryland CASA?

Maryland CASA Association is the state organization for Maryland’s Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Programs. In partnership with our fifteen affiliated CASA programs, we work to ensure every victim of child abuse and neglect their right to grow up in safe and permanent homes. This mission is carried out through the efforts of professionally-trained volunteers, appointed by the court to speak up for the best interests of children who are under the protection of the courts.
We hope you will join us on this mission! Whether you choose to become an advocate for a child, help with fundraising or public awareness activities, or make a financial investment in our work, we can always use your support!

Upcoming Events

9th Annual Maryland CASA Conference
Saturday, April 25, 2015
Registration is now closed!
The Judiciary Education and Conference Center | Annapolis, MD
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Keynote Speaker: Carol Redding, CEO, Health Presentations Inc. and former ACE Study Fellow with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The keynote will provide an overview of the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study, the findings of which reveal long-term, negative outcomes associated with child abuse and neglect. As a survivor of extensive child abuse and neglect, Redding with also share lighthearted, humorous stories about the magnificent power of resilience and hope.
To view the conference program, click here.