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Phone: 410-267-7877
94 Franklin St
Annapolis
Maryland 21401
USA
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Target demographics: AACCASA serves only abused and neglected children from infancy to 21 years of age who are under the jurisdiction of the Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County and have been adjudicated as CINA (Child in Need of Assistance). CINA is the legal status that is given to children who have been abused and/or neglected and whose circumstances warrant protection and intervention by the Court. The children are directly referred by the juvenile court judges at the Circuit Court.

Direct beneficiaries per year: Foster children in Anne Arundel County, Maryland

Geographic areas served: Anne Arundel County, Maryland

Programs: CASA is central to fulfilling society’s most fundamental obligation by making sure a qualified, compassionate adult will fight for and protect a child’s right to be safe, to be treated with dignity and respect, and to learn and grown in the security of a loving family.

Mission:
To advocate for and support abused and neglected children in the court system to ensure their right to safe, stable permanent homes.
Results:
During FY12 (7/1/11-6/30/12), 96 CASA volunteers advocated for 122 children in the foster care system in Anne Arundel County. Twenty-five new CASA volunteers were trained, 41 new children were served, and 97% of the children whose cases closed were living in safe, stable, permanent homes.

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10/09/14
I have just started on the adventure of being a CASA. I am already soo impressed by the stories of current and former CASAs that I wish I would have discovered this organization before now. The staff is extremely well informed and trained; the most impressive is the fact that it is not "just a ... more »
10/06/14
Since I started volunteering at AACO CASA, my heart hasn't been the same. I was blessed with an 11 year old girl in her second foster home. She is currently residing in her third foster placement and will soon be adopted by her current foster family. I have seen this beautiful child grow so much ... more »
10/06/14
I've been a CASA for almost 10 years, first in Montgomery County and since 2009, in Anne Arundel County. It's challenging - but very worthwhile - work. In order to be most effective, CASAs need training before they begin, continuing education every year, and clinical supervision on a regular ... more »
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