One caring person can make an enormous difference in the life of a child in foster care.
Today in Maryland there are nearly 5,000 abused, neglected, or abandoned children in foster care throughout the state. These children's needs often go unmet as they navigate their way through the child welfare system. Until a CASA volunteer comes along...
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA for short) are volunteers who 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 overhearing the child's case to decide what is best for the child. CASA volunteers come from all walks of life but converge on the common goal of improving children's lives.
For more information on how to be a hero for a child in your community, please visit http://marylandcasa.org/get-involved/ or give us a call at 410-828-6761.
You may also learn more by checking out this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HiNCOEnJ22o
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 21
- Orientation or Training
- 10-12 Hours per month
- 30 hrs initial training; 3 hrs courtroom observ.