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 »

Why Volunteer?

Children with a CASA volunteer are twice as likely to find a safe and permanent home. CASA volunteers are the answer for abused and neglected children.


Today, 88% of the children under Court protection do not have the benefit of a CASA volunteer. Help us give a voice to every abused and neglected child. Maryland CASA depends on donors like you to continue our work on behalf of Maryland’s children.

Become A CASA Volunteer

The CASA volunteer is an advocate who is 21 years and older. The primary responsibility is to serve as the “eyes and ears” of the court, gathering information from the child, his/her biological parents, foster parents, teachers, counselors, etc. and making recommendations to the judge as to what is in the child’s best interest.