**NOTE** TO LEARN MORE ABOUT VOLUNTEERING, PLEASE USE THIS LINK AND DO NOT INQUIRE THROUGH VOLUNTEERMATCH: http://marylandcasa.org/get-involved/
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.
Here are just a few examples of the ways in which CASA Volunteers have helped some of the nearly 1,600 children served by CASA in the past year:
You may also learn more by checking out this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HiNCOEnJ22o