Each day in Maryland, 22 children will be abused, neglected, or abandoned. There are hundreds of children in your city, and thousands statewide in need of a caring, consistent, and responsible advocate speaking up for their best interests in court.
How You Can Help:
What is a CASA Volunteer?
A CASA volunteer is a court appointed, trained, and committed adult who will represent and advocate for a child’s best interest in the child protection system. CASA volunteers are 21 years and older and will go through careful screening and receive 30-40 hours of training before being assigned to children. The primary responsibility is to serve as the “eyes and ears” of the court, getting to know the child while gathering information from the child’s family, foster parents, teachers, counselors, etc. and making recommendations to help the judge decide what is best for the child. CASA volunteers come from all walks of life and share a commitment to improving children’s lives.
What are the requirements?
- CASA Volunteers must be at least 21 years of age;
- Pass a background screening;
- Complete 30 hours of training;
- Be able to commit to a child for at least one year.
Have any questions about becoming a CASA volunteer? Please contact us!