Anne Arundel County CASA, Inc. Court Appointed Special Advocates
Rating: 5 stars 45 reviews
Issues: Civil Rights, Children & Youth, Crime & Law
Location: 94 Franklin St Annapolis MD 21401 USA
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.
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.
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After working with the Executive Director, it is easy to see her commitment along with the entire staff and volunteers to making a difference for children in need of guidance. Without this organization, children stuck in the court system could fall by the wayside and left to fend for themselves in unfortunate conditions.
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