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Meet Theresa Olson, A True “Champion For Children”!

For many, becoming a CASA volunteer and working directly with children is their way to give back to their communities and help make a difference. For others who aren’t able to volunteer (not because they don’t have the heart), providing support to Maryland CASA on a recurring basis is just as rewarding! Please meet Theresa… Read more »

Howard County | Volunteer Spotlight, Antoinette Murray

This week’s volunteer spotlight, Antoinette Murray from Voices for Children (Howard County), is very familiar with the foster care system. Antoinette adopted her now eight-year-old daughter and is also an aunt to her brother’s five adopted children. Being familiar with foster care made Antoinette want to advocate for children. She knew that becoming a CASA… Read more »

Carroll County | Four Volunteers Sworn in as CASAs

Westminster, MD – Voices for Children of Carroll County, a program dedicated to providing professionally trained volunteer advocates to ensure abused and neglected children involved in dependency court proceedings find safe, permanent homes has sworn in four (4) new Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) to serve in Carroll County. Having completed 35 hours of pre-service… Read more »

Volunteer Spotlight: Deanna Speir, CASA of Cecil County

Sometimes you just need a sign… A billboard is how this week’s volunteer spotlight, Deanna Speir of CASA of Cecil County, began her journey to volunteering as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA). When she spotted a CASA billboard along Route 40 in Cecil County, she knew it was time to volunteer. Since viewing the… Read more »

Baltimore County | Hon. Keith R. Truffer Swears-In 10 Court Appointed Special Advocates for Abused, Neglected Children

Towson, MD (May 11, 2017) ─ There are currently 568 children in Baltimore County who have been removed from their homes because of abuse or neglect. Although Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) continue to serve more of these children each year, the need for CASA volunteers continues to grow as more children enter the child… Read more »

Volunteer Spotlight: Roni Ringler of CASA of Allegany County

“Once you walk into my classroom, you are mine forever.” This is the philosophy that this week’s volunteer spotlight, Roni Ringler of CASA of Allegany County, lived by throughout her 30 year teaching career. When students entered her classroom, they gained an educator who was passionate about her work and cared about her students. They… Read more »

Volunteer Spotlight: Erin Grauer, CASA of Cecil County

With 5 children of her own, this week’s volunteer spotlight, Erin Grauer of CASA of Cecil County, knows a thing or two about working with children. Erin has been working with CASA of Cecil County for 9 months and doing a fabulous job! Erin’s journey to CASA began through a friend; when she heard about… Read more »

Volunteer Spotlight: Pamela Alemu of CASA of Baltimore County, inc.!

No one said being a CASA volunteer was easy, but this week’s volunteer spotlight Pamela Alemu makes it look effortless! Pamela has been working with CASA of Baltimore County, Inc. for three and a half years and doing an amazing job! Pamela’s journey to CASA began when she worked for the Social Security Administration. She… Read more »

Volunteer Spotlight: MaryLou Plutschak of CASA of Caroline, Inc.

  With a master’s degree in counseling as well as an undergraduate background in psychology and sociology from the University of Maryland, this week’s spotlight volunteer, MaryLou Plutschak, was prepared to help children in need as a child advocate; since 2008, she has been working as a volunteer with CASA of Caroline, Inc.! MaryLou began… Read more »

Harford County | CASA Plans 4th Annual Vigil & Pinwheel Garden April 3rd

CASA of Harford County Plans 4th Annual Vigil and Pinwheel Garden Child Abuse Prevention Month Event to “Take a Stand for Children” Bel Air, MD — April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Throughout this month, CASA of Harford County invites the community to play a role in making Harford County a place that prioritizes… Read more »