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Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)/PG County Recognizes Airforce Veteran & Outstanding Volunteer November 11th

HYATTSVILLE, MD – This Veterans Day, CASA/Prince George’s County recognizes Mr. Jerry Thigpen, 75, for his service to the United States of America as well as his dedication and passion for assisting abused and neglected children who have been removed from their homes and placed into foster care. An Upper Marlboro resident, Thigpen is currently… Read more »

Fourteen Volunteers Sworn In as Baltimore CASAs

BALTIMORE– Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Baltimore, a nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring abused and neglected children reach safe, permanent and loving homes swore in 14 new child advocates. The following individuals were welcomed to the program during a ceremony at the Baltimore City Juvenile Justice Center led by the honorable Robert Kershaw, Associate… Read more »

CASA of Harford County Featured on WYPR (88.1 FM) Nov. 2

On Wednesday, November 2nd Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Harford County was featured on WYPR (88.1 FM) for their “On The Record” segment with Sheila Kast. First, listeners had the opportunity to hear from Ross DiEdoardo, Executive Director for CASA of Harford County. They then heard from Ms. Robin Hewitt, a current CASA volunteer who… Read more »

PG County | Annual Festival for Foster Children & Advocates Sets Fundraising Record

On Saturday, Oct. 15, over 1,000 parents and children came out to DeMatha Catholic High School to enjoy games and rides at the 5th annual Pepco’s World of Wheels/Touch a Truck Family Festival. The annual event is a fundraiser for the non-profit Court Appointed Special Advocates or CASA of Prince George’s County. Founded in 2001,… Read more »

Maryland CASA Raises Nearly $50,000 at Baltimore Running Festival To Support Advocacy for Abused & Neglected Children

BALTIMORE (October 18, 2016) — On Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016, more than 190 runners (and walkers) joined Maryland CASA Association and local Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) programs as “superheroes for children” at the 16th Annual Baltimore Running Festival and raised nearly $50,000 to expand their advocacy services for abused and neglected children. Maryland CASA… Read more »

Volunteer Spotlight: Shirley Wair

Before I retired I heard about the CASA program on Dr. Phil show, he often talked about it just before the show ended, urging people to get involved. I went online and read about the CASA program in Prince George’s County, where I live, and decided to take the training.  I took the training in… Read more »

Maryland CASA Recruiting Runners & Walkers to Support Victims of Child Abuse and Neglect

TOWSON, Md. (August 2, 2016) —Maryland CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) Association is recruiting runners and walkers for its charity team, Team CASA, which will participate in the 16th Annual Baltimore Running Festival, Saturday, Oct. 15, at M&T Bank Stadium. Named Charity Partner of the Year in 2015, this will mark the child advocacy organization’s eighth year participating in the citywide… Read more »

Maryland CASA Appoints New Members to Board of Directors

TOWSON, Md. – 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 four new members have been appointed to its Board of Directors. The new… Read more »

CASA of Baltimore County Upcoming Information Sessions

Do you live or work in Baltimore County? Are you interested in learning more about becoming a Court Appointed Special Advocate for an abused or neglected child in your own community? Please join CASA of Baltimore County at one of their upcoming information sessions! To view the upcoming dates, please click here.

Volunteer Spotlight: Terrie Smith

Volunteer For:  CASA of Montgomery County How long have you been a CASA volunteer? Served? I was appointed to my first case in November, 2001.  I was assigned to a brother and his sister who were both in elementary school at the time.  I stayed with the girl until 2005 and the boy until March,… Read more »