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Five Volunteers Sworn In as CASAs for Carroll County

Westminster, MD – Voices for Children of Carroll County welcomes five new volunteers who have completed 30 hours of training and approximately three hours of courtroom observation; all of the volunteers are now officially able to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in foster care. Click here to read entire story.  

Maryland CASA Seeks Essentials for Older Foster Youth

Baltimore, MD (Nov. 20, 2014) – More than half of all foster youth in Maryland are over the age of 14. Without family or dependable adult relationships, foster youth are at a greatly increased risk of experiencing homelessness, unemployment, incarceration and illness. To better prepare foster youth for their transition out of foster care, Maryland… Read more »

CASA Program to Start in Cecil County to Serve Abused, Neglected Children

Elkton, Md. (Nov. 3, 2014) – A committee of judges, child welfare professionals, court personnel and attorneys will hold a town hall meeting at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 13, 2014 in the Cecil County Administration Building to educate the public about plans to start a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) program to assist children… Read more »

Maryland CASA Raises over $36,000 at Baltimore Running Festival To Support Advocacy for Children in Need

TOWSON, Md. (Oct. 27, 2014) — One hundred forty volunteers, staff members and supporters of the Maryland CASA Association and local Court Appointed Special Advocate programs participated in the 2014 Baltimore Running Festival, raising over $36,000 to continue the Association’s advocacy services for children in foster care. Ranging in age from 9-66, “Team CASA” members… Read more »

Maryland CASA’s 2014 Sunsets and Safe Harbors Event a Success aboard the USS Constellation

Towson, MD. (Oct. 7, 2014) Maryland CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) Association – a private, non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to ensuring the rights of all victims of child abuse and neglect to grow up in safe, permanent homes – presented Sunsets & Safe Harbors, its third annual fundraising gala, Saturday, September 6th, aboard  The USS… Read more »

Maryland CASA Announces 2014-2015 Officers and Board Appointments

TOWSON, Md. – Maryland CASA Association has elected the following individuals to serve as officers on its board of directors: President: Lisa A. Lunghofer, Ph.D. Vice President: Chris Sachse Treasurer: Kris DeLisle, CPA Secretary: Francha Davis ““I’m thrilled that three of our officers, and three additional board members, have agreed to serve another term –… Read more »

Akisha Townsend Eaton Joins Maryland CASA Board

TOWSON, Md. (August 14, 2014) – Maryland Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Association has appointed Akisha Townsend Eaton to a two-year term on the organization’s board of directors. Eaton will a valuable asset to the mission and work of the Maryland CASA Association. “As a board member I am enthused about helping every Marylander learn… Read more »

Anne Arundel County CASA Welcomes Two New Staff

The Anne Arundel CASA has hired two new staff members to fill two vacant part-time case supervisor positions–Christine Acton and Libby Black. Christine has a Masters in Social Work and ten years of experience in the field of child welfare, and Libby has a Bachelors in Psychology and four years of experience in the field… Read more »

CASA program expands to serve children in four Shore counties

EASTON — CASA of Talbot and Dorchester Counties officially expanded its program services on July 1 to include abused and neglected children in Queen Anne’s and Kent counties. To better reflect all the counties being served, the program has changed its name to CASA of the Mid-Shore and will now serve children in need of… Read more »

Maryland CASA hosts discussion on Foster Youth Crisis

“Foster youth are at a greatly increased risk for homelessness, unemployment, unplanned pregnancy, domestic violence and substance abuse,” says Ed Kilcullen, state director of Maryland CASA Association. “A significant part of the problem is that these older kids generally do not have dependable relationships with responsible, reliable adults.”  Read More