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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 »

For advocate, Team CASA is a family affair

For Hollie Mercier, competing in Baltimore’s Running Festival as part of Team CASA is one of the few ways she can share the work she’s passionate about with her own sons. Mercier is a court-appointed special advocate for abused and neglected children in the Frederick County Circuit Court system. At home, she’s not able to… Read more »

Injury sidelines runner but not her passion to help

Sometimes even the best laid plans get tripped up. Literally. Theresa Olson had her weekend planned. She planned to be on the starting line for the Baltimore Running Festival on Saturday – waiting for the big race to start. Olson was running for the fifth-consecutive year with Team CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), to raise funds… Read more »

Towson Rockin’ Jump Grand Opening to benefit Maryland CASA

Rockin’ Jump Towson welcomes the community to its Grand Opening celebration and is honored to donate a portion of Grand Opening proceeds to CASA, a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring the rights of all children to safe, permanent homes. Come and check out their new facility on 10/9/15 and have 25% of your purchases donated… Read more »

Glen Burnie resident to lace up and run for abused, neglected children

For Immediate Release                                                                             Contact:   Patrick Seidl at 410-828-6761 or Glen Burnie Resident to Lace Up and Run for Maryland’s Abused and Neglected Children Glen Burnie, Md. (October 6, 2015) — Theresa Olson, 35, of Glen Burnie, will support Maryland victims of child abuse and neglect by participating in the Baltimore Running… Read more »

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 »

The Boot Camp Girl to Sponsor Team CASA at the 2015 Baltimore Running Festival

  The Boot Camp Girl to Sponsor Team CASA at the 2015 Baltimore Running Festival Columbia, Md. (Sept. 8, 2015) – Maryland Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Association is proud to announce The Boot Camp Girl as a sponsor of Team CASA, the organization’s official charity team that will be participating in the Baltimore Running… Read more »

Volunteer Spotlight: Patricia Stack

Occupation:  Retired Human Resource Professional Volunteer for:  Voices for Children of Carroll County Motivation for becoming a CASA:  Upon retirement, I was determined to find something meaningful to do with my free time.  My daughter, who is a therapist and works with CASA’s involved in her own cases, suggested that I look into my local… Read more »