One caring person can make an enormous difference in the life of a foster youth.
More than half of all foster youth in Maryland are over the age of 14. Without family or dependable adult relationships, foster youth are at a greatly increased risk of experiencing homelessness, unemployment, incarceration and illness. Maryland CASA Association seeks volunteers to help these older foster youth on their path to independence.
Court Appointed Special Advocates ("CASAs") are volunteers who complete an extensive training process before being appointed by the Juvenile Court to the case of an abused or neglected child. CASAs make a real difference in the lives of the older foster youth they serve by empowering them to advocate for themselves to access the support they need to make a successful transition to adulthood.
For more information on becoming a CASA for foster youth in your community, please fill out our inquiry form when you visit www.marylandcasa.org or call 410-828-6761.
You may also check out this video to learn more!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5xth-p-9LE
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Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 21
- Orientation or Training