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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 »

Maryland CASA Conference Kicks Off Child Abuse Prevention Month

Towson, MD — Maryland CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) Association hosted its 11th Annual Statewide Conference on Saturday, April 1st, at the Judicial College Education & Conference Center in Annapolis, MD. More than 200 child advocates and child welfare professionals participated in the event. Focusing on the conference theme, Standing Strong for Children & Youth, attendees… 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 »

Volunteer Spotlight: Deborah Pitts from CASA of Baltimore County

This week’s volunteer spotlight features Deborah Pitts, a volunteer with CASA of Baltimore County, Inc. Deborah has served as a volunteer for 18 months and previously worked in a correctional environment for six years. When she retired, Deborah wanted to return to volunteering and had previous experience working with youth. When Deborah began researching a… Read more »

Maryland CASA’s 11th Annual Conference Aims To Empower Citizens To “Stand Strong For Children & Youth”

Contact: Patrick Seidl, Development & Communications Coordinator Phone: 410.828.6761 Email: Website: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 21, 2016 Annapolis, MD – More than 200 volunteer advocates, children’s attorneys and child welfare professionals will converge on Annapolis on Saturday, April 1, 2017, for Maryland Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Association’s 11th Annual Conference, entitled “Standing… Read more »

Volunteer Spotlight: Mandi Graham, CASA of Allegany County

In this week’s Volunteer Spotlight, we are featuring Mandi Graham! Mandi is a volunteer with CASA of Allegany County and has been working with them for over a year. Having first heard about the organization at an information table at her local farmers market. Mandi wanted to become more involved with her community and she… Read more »

Volunteer Spotlight: Nancy Myers of Voices For Children (Howard County)

  Having started with Voices For Children in 2011, shortly after retiring from the Howard County School System, Nancy Myers brings a lifetime of experience and care for vulnerable children and families. Working as a childcare worker and a special education teacher taught Nancy that building trust and being present in good times and bad… Read more »

Volunteer Spotlight: Christie Menning

Taking a trip to the zoo. Dressing up and going trick-or-treating. Window shopping at the local mall. These are just a few of the activities that parents do with their children. For a child in foster care, however, they often have no one to do these things with them. That is where a CASA volunteer… Read more »

Meet Carrie Loughry, Public Relations & Communication Intern

 Carrie Loughry is Maryland CASA’s Spring 2017 PR & Communications intern. She is a senior at Towson University studying mass communication with a concentration in public relations and a minor in English. Previously, she interned at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in the development office during the summer of 2016. She worked on… Read more »