Meet Patrice Groody, Maryland CASA’s Spring 2018 Non-profit Management Intern!

Patrice Groody is Maryland CASA’s Spring 2018 Non-profit Management intern. Patrice is a senior at Towson University scheduled to graduate in May 2018. She is earning her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Leadership and Management. Patrice stumbled across Maryland CASA’s internship opportunity while browsing Towson’s handshake website in search for a… Read more »

Meet Daniel Miller, Maryland CASA’s Spring 2018 PR/Communications Intern!

Daniel Miller is Maryland CASA’s Spring 2018 Public Relations & Communications intern. He is a Senior at Stevenson University, earning his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Communications with a concentration in Public relations. Prior to interning with Maryland CASA, Daniel has volunteered his time at several schools acting as a mentor for children who were experiencing troubles… Read more »

Black History Month: Recognizing the Disproportionality of African-American Youth in Care

According to a report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services published in June 2016, 24 percent of foster children in the U.S. are African-American however in Maryland, 30% of children and youth in foster care identify as African-American. For far too long, African-American children and youth have been overrepresented in the foster… Read more »

CASA of Cecil County Seeks Applicants for Program Manager Position

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Cecil County is currently accepting applications for their open Program Manager Position. Started in August of 2015, CASA of Cecil County’s mission is to advocate for and support abused and neglected children in the court system while ensuring their right to safe, stable, permanent homes. CASA of Cecil County achieves… Read more »

A Christmas homecoming: After years in foster care, a boy finds his place

Shortly before the holiday, Maryland CASA worked with staff and volunteers of CASA of Anne Arundel County, Inc. to highlight a recent success story! The article covers CASA volunteer, Caryn Weaver, and her passion and dedication for helping children in need – specifically, an eleven-year-old boy who, after 2,295 days in foster care and 11… Read more »

Shine a light of hope this Holiday Season!

Dear Friend of CASA: Today in Maryland, nearly 5,000 abused and neglected children are out there, separated from family and friends, just hoping for a guiding light to help them through the holidays. For many of these children, the light they seek can be found in the eyes of a caring, compassionate, and loving Court Appointed… Read more »

State CASA Association Receives National Grant to Benefit More Abused, Neglected Children in Maryland

TOWSON, MD – Maryland CASA Association has been awarded its second consecutive $50,000 Capacity Building Grant from the National Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Association to expand its services on behalf of abused and neglected children. Funds will be used by Maryland CASA to implement the second phase of its capacity building project to increase… Read more »

CASA Featured in December’s Chesapeake Family LIFE Magazine

CASA was featured in this month’s edition of the Chesapeake Family LIFE Magazine! Read the article and hear from CASA staff as well as Pat Howe, a veteran volunteer from Anne Arundel County CASA, Inc., on how Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) make a difference for children in need. Special thank you to Joyce Heid, associate editor,… Read more »

Allegany County | 7 New CASA Volunteers Sworn-In to Advocate for Children

CUMBERLAND – Earlier this month, The Hon. Jeffrey S. Getty and The Hon. W. Timothy Finan swore in 7 new volunteers as CASAs— Court-Appointed Special Advocates for abused and neglected children. Family and friends gathered in the Allegany County Court House to watch the volunteers take an oath promising to advocate for the best interests… Read more »

November is National Adoption Month. Get Involved Today!

November kicks off National Adoption Month; a month dedicated to raising awareness for children and youth in foster care who are seeking their forever families. Since 1995, the Children’s Bureau, within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, has been developing ways to best serve youth in foster care. This year’s tagline for the month-long campaign is… Read more »