Volunteer Spotlight: Janet T. Mengel

Name: Janet T. Mengel Service Site: I am a CASA volunteer in Worcester County MD and our office is in Downtown Berlin. How long have you been a CASA volunteer? I have been a CASA volunteer for 8 years. Work Experience outside of CASA: Before moving to the Eastern Shore, I worked for Howard County… Read more »

Meet Mary Kline, Volunteer for CASA of Baltimore County

Can you tell us a little bit about yourself and the youth you are working with? I live in Baltimore County, White Marsh to be exact. I have been a CASA for nearly 12 years. My current youth and I have been together for 6 years. She has been in foster care for approximately 11… Read more »

Obama Appointee to give Keynote Address at 10th Annual Maryland CASA Conference

Contact: Patrick Seidl, Development & Communications Associate Phone: 410.828.6761 Email: Website: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | Click HERE to Download as PDF                                               March 1, 2016 OBAMA APPOINTEE TO GIVE KEYNOTE ADDRESS AT… Read more »

Maryland CASA Calls for More African American Volunteers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Patrick Seidl at or 410-828-6761 Maryland CASA Calls for More African American Volunteers TOWSON, Md. (February 24, 2016) – Throughout February, Maryland CASA Association has been recognizing the positive difference that African American Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteers have made in the lives of children in the state’s foster… Read more »

Washington County: Program to strengthen sibling bonds for foster children

Some abused or neglected children suffer what Dave Bonebrake calls “threefold trauma.” First comes abuse or neglect, sometimes at the hands of a parent or guardian. Second comes separation from home, as the child is placed in foster care for protection. And third, in some cases, comes separation from brothers and sisters — the very people who… Read more »

Hoedown for Hope to Benefit CASA of Harford County

February 12, 2016 Hoedown for Hope to Benefit Abused, Neglected Children of Harford County HAVRE DE GRACE, Md. – Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Harford County will present Hoedown for Hope, formerly the organization’s annual bull and oyster roast, on Saturday, February 27 at the Havre De Grace Community Center (100 Lagaret Lane, Havre… Read more »

Maryland CASA Announces New Members to Board of Directors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TOWSON, Md. (Jan. 27, 2016) – 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 three new members have been appointed… Read more »

CASA of Southern Maryland Swears in 4 New Advocates

LEONARDTOWN, Md. (January 6, 2016) —  CASA of Southern Maryland, a program of the Center For Children located in Leonardtown, has sworn in four new advocates to serve in St. Mary’s County. The new advocates are Megan Monahan of Leonardtown, and  Karen Lester, Amy Fournier, and Sheree White of Lexington Park. Click To View A Scan… Read more »

Seven sworn in to Washington County CASA Program

Court Appointed Special Advocates of Washington County recently presented seven new advocates for administration of “Affirmation of Oath” ceremony. Circuit Court Judge Daniel P. Dwyer provided the administration of the oath. The advocates received the “Affirmation of Oath” after completion of 30 hours of training. All advocates serve as volunteers in the Court Appointed Special… Read more »

Maryland CASA Receives Funding to Further Enhance Training Academy

Maryland CASA Receives $25,000 Grant from the Leonard & Helen R. Stulman Foundation for Mental Health Advocacy for Children in Foster Care TOWSON, Maryland – Maryland CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) Association, an organization dedicated to ensuring Maryland’s abused and neglected children their right to safe, permanent homes was recently awarded a $25,000 grant from the… Read more »