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Maryland CASA Recruiting Runners & Walkers to Support Victims of Child Abuse and Neglect

TOWSON, Md. (August 2, 2016) —Maryland CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) Association is recruiting runners and walkers for its charity team, Team CASA, which will participate in the 16th Annual Baltimore Running Festival, Saturday, Oct. 15, at M&T Bank Stadium. Named Charity Partner of the Year in 2015, this will mark the child advocacy organization’s eighth year participating in the citywide… Read more »

Maryland CASA Appoints New Members to Board of Directors

TOWSON, Md. – Maryland Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Association, a non-profit organization that supports the work of 15 local CASA programs throughout the state to ensure Maryland’s victims of child abuse and neglect their right to safe, permanent homes, announced today that four new members have been appointed to its Board of Directors. The new… Read more »

CASA of Baltimore County Upcoming Information Sessions

Do you live or work in Baltimore County? Are you interested in learning more about becoming a Court Appointed Special Advocate for an abused or neglected child in your own community? Please join CASA of Baltimore County at one of their upcoming information sessions! To view the upcoming dates, please click here.

Volunteer Spotlight: Terrie Smith

Volunteer For:  CASA of Montgomery County How long have you been a CASA volunteer? Served? I was appointed to my first case in November, 2001.  I was assigned to a brother and his sister who were both in elementary school at the time.  I stayed with the girl until 2005 and the boy until March,… Read more »

Volunteer Spotlight: Shawn Gusciora

Name: Shawn Gusciora Service Site: CASA of Washington County, MD How long have you been a CASA volunteer? I completed training at the end of 2013 and have served as an Advocate since then. Work Experience outside of CASA  I lead a team of claim professionals at State Farm Insurance. How did you hear about… Read more »

Maryland CASA Summit Prepares Youth to Exit Foster Care System

Maryland CASA Summit Prepares Youth to Exit Foster Care System Download as PDF (Baltimore, Md.) – Nearly 50 youth attended Maryland Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Association’s second annual Foster Youth Summit on Saturday, June 18 to develop the skills they will need to successfully transition out of the foster care system.  The one-day event,… Read more »

Volunteer Spotlight: Elaine Johnson

In the spring of 2015, I completed the comprehensive CASA training in Prince George’s County and was officially assigned my first case a few months later. Having been a stay-at-home mom after leaving a career that included Congressional, regulatory and community development experience, I always knew I wanted to work with foster kids once my own… Read more »

Priority Partners Serves As Platinum Sponsor for 2nd Annual Foster Youth Summit

Download as PDF Priority Partners to Sponsor Maryland CASA Foster Youth Summit Maryland Managed Care Organization supports Nonprofit’s Efforts to Educate Older Foster Youth Baltimore, Md.  – Maryland Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Association is proud to announce Priority Partners as a Platinum sponsor of its 2nd Annual Foster Youth Summit: Pathways to Independence, which… Read more »

Sadiq Ali to Kick Off 2nd Annual Foster Youth Summit June 18th

We’re busy gearing up for our 2nd Annual Foster Youth Summit on Saturday, June 18th — a one-day event designed to connect older foster youth (ages 14+) with community resources and engaging workshops to help prepare them for life after foster care. For this year’s summit, we are excited to welcome Mr. Sadiq Ali as… Read more »

Volunteer Spotlight: Mary Espinosa

Name: Mary Espinosa Service Site: Washington County Maryland How long have you been a CASA volunteer? I have been a CASA Volunteer for 2.5 years Work Experience outside of CASA: I have worked with Mentally Challenged, Physically Disabled individuals. I have worked in the mental health and addictions field for over eight years. How did you… Read more »