CASA volunteer works to represent best interests of children in court

Jinnie Schenk grew up in an abusive home. When she was about 14, she went to court to fight for her rights. “At that time,” she said, “the courts, the social services, everything, it just seemed to be not in the best interest of a child. There always seemed to be so many roadblocks.” She… Read more »

The Boot Camp Girl to Sponsor Team CASA at the 2015 Baltimore Running Festival

  The Boot Camp Girl to Sponsor Team CASA at the 2015 Baltimore Running Festival Columbia, Md. (Sept. 8, 2015) – Maryland Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Association is proud to announce The Boot Camp Girl as a sponsor of Team CASA, the organization’s official charity team that will be participating in the Baltimore Running… Read more »

Volunteer Spotlight: Patricia Stack

Occupation:  Retired Human Resource Professional Volunteer for:  Voices for Children of Carroll County Motivation for becoming a CASA:  Upon retirement, I was determined to find something meaningful to do with my free time.  My daughter, who is a therapist and works with CASA’s involved in her own cases, suggested that I look into my local… Read more »

Maryland CASA Welcomes Tara L. Berrien to Board of Directors

For Immediate Release                                                                                   Contact:  Patrick Seidl at 410-828-6761 or Tara L. Berrien Joins Maryland… Read more »

Volunteer Spotlight: Mary R. Towe

Occupation:  Registered Nurse, currently retired CASA program affiliation:  Washington County Supervisor: Tasha Walls Motivation for Becoming a CASA Volunteer:  My passion is women and children.  As a volunteer for Office of Community Grant Management, Local Management Board of Washington County, I learned of the many unmet needs of families and children in the county. The… Read more »

Hodge Tapped to Head Cecil County CASA Program

ELKTON — Giulia Hodge, a former resource specialist with the Maryland Department of Juvenile Services for 32 years, has accepted a new position as executive director of Cecil County CASA. The Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program uses trained volunteers to serve as advocates for children as they navigate the courts and the foster care… Read more »

Volunteer Spotlight: Leslie A. Hawes

        Age: 47 Community: Forest Hill Occupation: Attorney (Currently inactive while I raise my children) CASA Program Affiliation: Harford County Motivation for Becoming a CASA: I want to give those children who are lacking in recourses, guidance and opportunity the ability to have a single person in their lives that they can… Read more »

Runner Profile: Miss Inner Harbor United States 2016, Tracey Hirsch

I’m very excited about joining the 2015 Team CASA runners this year! Before I moved to Baltimore two years ago, I had the opportunity to work at a non-profit agency called Worcester Youth & Family Counseling Services in Berlin, MD. The agency housed a local CASA program, and I had the privilege to work with… Read more »

Volunteer Spotlight: Joyce Craig (Formerly Joyce Lewis)

Age: 48 years old Community: Charles County (Waldorf) Occupation: I am a Human Resources Evaluator.  I ensure proper hiring within a large Federal agency. CASA program affiliation: CASA of Charles County since October 2014 Motivation: To make a difference to someone that doesn’t always have someone on their side. My father passed when I was 12 years old,… Read more »

Volunteer Spotlight: Patricia Schumaker

Age: 68 CASA Program Affiliation: Lower Shore (Worcester County) since 2008 Occupation: I am a 68 year old a retired business owner. Running a business requires energy, motivation and team work.  After I retired I found CASA the perfect way to use my talents; to give back to my community and to help the unheard… Read more »