Our mission is to ensure all of Maryland's abused and neglected children their right to safe, permanent homes.
We accomplish this mission through recruiting and training volunteers to serve as Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for individual and small familial groups of children who are under the court's protection as a result of maltreatment.
A CASA volunteer is a court appointed, trained, and committed adult who will represent and advocate for a child’s best interest in the child protection system. The primary responsibility of a CASA is to 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 decide what is best for the child. CASA volunteers come from all walks of life and share a commitment to improving children’s lives.
Your donations will help us to increase public awareness of Court Appointed Special Advocates and ultimately help us recruit and train more volunteers to advocate for Maryland's abused and neglected children.