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 »

CASA of Cecil County Trains First Class of Volunteers

By Carl Hamilton ELKTON — Five more Cecil County residents have joined the ranks of volunteers helping abused and neglected children in this county, having met their training requirements under the local Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) program. In a brief courtroom ceremony, Cecil County Circuit Court Judge Jane Cairns Murray recently swore in… Read more »

Team CASA Media Coverage 2015

Nicole & Alison Baxter Interview – WBAL For Advocate, Team CASA is a Family Affair View Article Here Kathy’s People: Injury Sidelines Runner But Not Her Passion To Help View Article Here The Boot Camp Girl to Sponsor Team CASA at Baltimore Running Festival View Article Here Boot Camp Girl has role in Baltimore Running… Read more »

Hill staff briefing on CASA/GAL Program a huge success

Last week, National CASA teamed up with DC metro area programs and state organizations – CASA of DC, CASA of Prince George’s County, Maryland CASA, and Virginia CASA – to hold a briefing in the Capitol to educate Congressional staff about the CASA/GAL program. The Hill briefing was hosted by both the Senate Caucus on… Read more »