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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Child Abuse Prevention, Children & Youth, Children & Youth Services, Crime & Law, Domestic Violence, Protection Against Abuse, Youth Development

Mission: National CASA's mission is to ensure that every child in or risk of being placed in foster care has a CASA Volunteer, appointed by judges to be a voice for these children in court. The result is that they are placed into safe, loving homes where they can thrive.

Results: We provide on average 175 volunteers who serve up to 200 children, based upon our financial ability. Our county has nearly 600 children in foster care currently. Our fundraising efforts are all directed toward costs of recruiting and training more volunteers in order to reach even more children. Our goal is to provide a CASA for each child who needs one.

Target demographics: We serve a diverse group of children, birth through 18 years or age, who are in foster care.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 200 children

Geographic areas served: Baltimore County, Maryland

Programs: Screening, including background checks, training, and supervision of volunteer advocates; tracking through database of court cases; presentation of court reports for individual cases.

Community Stories

5 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Board Member

Rating: 5

Court Appointed Special Advocate volunteers provide tremendous mentoring, guidance and provide the justice system an unbiased perspective on the best option for children in difficult family situations. This organization does a great service to the community by training volunteers and linking them with children who deserve an advocate. CASA of Baltimore County has a dedicated staff that wants to provide this service to every child in need and your donation can help make that a reality.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a Volunteer I am court-appointed to work with an adolescent girl who is in foster care. In developing a relationship with her while at the same time "working" with her DSS worker, foster parents, biological family and treatment foster care case manager, I'm able to make solid and appropriate recommendations to the Court regarding her well-being and future needs. I feel very honored to be volunteering with CASA of Baltimore County and feel that they provide me with the support and encouragement I need to be the best and most effective advocate I can.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

CASA of Baltimore County teaches and supports volunteers who advocate for children who are removed from their homes because of abuse and/or neglect. It is truly rewarding to spend time with a child who really needs an extra pair of eyes to look after them.

Review from Guidestar

Jennifer121

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

CASA recruits, screens, and trains volunteers to advocate for the best interest of children in the foster care system. The dedicated volunteers that work with the youth are able to form strong relationships that have a lasting impact on children who might otherwise not have a consistent caring adult in their lives. I have worked for CASA in two different states, and I truly believe this organization makes a difference!

Lucretia S.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

This program provides children that are in the foster care system with the opportunity to have a responsible adult in their lives who offers consistency, guidance, and cares about their overall wellbeing.