Maryland CASA

CASA of Frederick County

226 South Jefferson Street
Frederick, MD 21701

Phone: (301) 663-0011
Fax: (301) 695-4747
Web: https://fcmha.org/how-we-help/court-appointed-special-advocates

What is CASA of Frederick County?

CASA of Frederick County is a program of the Mental Health Association of Frederick County, a not-for-profit agency. CASA of Frederick County was founded in 2001 by G. Edward Dwyer, Jr., Administrative Judge of the Circuit Court,and a group of concerned citizens and professionals who believed that abused and neglected children in Frederick County needed a CASA program to help them reach safe, permanent homes. Our CASA program serves approximately 70 children per year through the work of 50 CASA volunteers.

A Message from the Director

Frederick County is a wonderful place to live and work; however, it is also a place where children sometimes enter the court system through no fault of their own, due to abuse or neglect. CASA of Frederick County is committed to providing the court with screened, trained advocates from our  community who can assist the court in pursuing a safe and permanent home for every child. Volunteering as a CASA is one way that a person can make a difference. CASAs are the “eyes and ears of the court,” delivering objective information and recommendations that focus strictly on each child’s best interest. We celebrate when barriers for successful parenting come down and families are reunited. We also celebrate with children when they find a permanent home and exit the temporary care of the state. We seek volunteers from all backgrounds to support positive outcomes for children!

Jennifer Fuss, Program Manager

What is the need?

  • 110-120 children are under court protection in Frederick County as a result of abuse and neglect
  • 70 children have been served by CASA of Frederick County in the past year
  • Children coming into the court system in Frederick County are in need of CASA  volunteers

How Can You Help?

Become a COURT APPOINTED SPECIAL ADVOCATE VOLUNTEER
Become a BOARD MEMBER
Become a CORPORATE PARTNER
Become a FRIEND OF CASA
Make a FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTION
Help with a FUND RAISER