Posts Tagged: child abuse prevention

Carroll County | Four Volunteers Sworn in as CASAs

Westminster, MD – Voices for Children of Carroll County, a program dedicated to providing professionally trained volunteer advocates to ensure abused and neglected children involved in dependency court proceedings find safe, permanent homes has sworn in four (4) new Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) to serve in Carroll County. Having completed 35 hours of pre-service… Read more »

Volunteer Spotlight: Deanna Speir, CASA of Cecil County

Sometimes you just need a sign… A billboard is how this week’s volunteer spotlight, Deanna Speir of CASA of Cecil County, began her journey to volunteering as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA). When she spotted a CASA billboard along Route 40 in Cecil County, she knew it was time to volunteer. Since viewing the… Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »