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Anne Arundel County CASA Welcomes Two New Staff

Posted by on Jul 22, 2014 in In The News | Comments Off

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 of child welfare.

Rebecca Tingle, Executive Director of the Anne Arundel CASA noted, “we are very pleased to have these two dynamic, passionate new staff members!”

CASA program expands to serve children in four Shore counties

Posted by on Jul 10, 2014 in In The News | Comments Off

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 assistance in Talbot, Dorchester, Queen Anne’s and Kent counties under one unified organization. [Read Full Story]

Maryland CASA hosts discussion on Foster Youth Crisis

Posted by on Feb 20, 2014 in In The News, Uncategorized | Comments Off

“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

Family fulfills parents’, foster children’s wish

Posted by on Dec 18, 2013 in In The News | Comments Off

For the first time since 2011, 5-year-old Kahlyssa and her 3-year-old brother, D.J., will celebrate Christmas with their parents. Read More.

Maryland CASA Association has appointed Tom Ainsley to a two-year term on its board of directors

Posted by on Dec 16, 2013 in In The News | Comments Off

“I wanted to find a place where I could make a difference in the lives of children by ensuring a safe, nurturing environment where they can learn and grow,” Ainsley said. Read More.

Foster Teen Gets First ‘Real’ Thanksgiving With Adoptive Family

Posted by on Dec 9, 2013 in In The News | Comments Off

This Thanksgiving, the table at Ara and Robert Hunt’s house will be a little more crowded. The couple, who have four children from past relationships and three kids they adopted together, will welcome one more to the holiday feast: Seth Miller, who, at 19, is the newest member of the Hunt family.

Never underestimate the power of a CASA. Read More.

Baltimore can do better for its foster youth [Letter]

Posted by on Dec 9, 2013 in In The News | Comments Off

Your report about Baltimore City foster care youth sent to earn high school diplomas at Philadelphia’s Crooked Places Christian academy “made straight” a dilemma that the City Council’s Education Committee and its partners have long anticipated and struggled to resolve (“Baltimore foster care youths get diploma in a day in Philadelphia,” Nov. 23). Read More.

Ten Volunteers Sworn In as Baltimore CASAs

Posted by on Dec 4, 2013 in In The News, Uncategorized | Comments Off

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Baltimore, Inc. welcomes 10 new volunteers this month, who have completed 30 hours of training and approximately three hours of courtroom observation. Read More

Standing up for Children

Posted by on Dec 4, 2013 in In The News | Comments Off

Easton Resident Susan Piggott was named Caroline County “Volunteer of the Year” and received a governor’s service award. Read Full Article.

Maryland lacks alternative education options

Posted by on Dec 2, 2013 in In The News | Comments Off

A recent article, “Baltimore foster care youths get diploma in a day in Philadelphia,” Nov. 24) describing the referral of youths in foster care to a high school diploma program in Pennsylvania, highlights one of the glaring deficiencies in Maryland’s educational programs — the lack of educational options for students in high school. While Maryland may have the highest ranking school system in the nation, its one-size-fits all approach to educating high school students leaves many of our most at-risk students without reasonable options for securing a high school diploma. Read more