CASA stands for: Court Appointed Special Advocate. CASA volunteers, are regular citizens like you, appointed by the courts, who have been trained to be child advocates for neglected and abused children in the foster care court system trained to assure that the rights and needs of these children are at the forefront of decisions that are being made by judges and lawyers and family members. For many neglected and abused children their CASA volunteer is the only reliable adult presence in their lives. And that single volunteer can often be enough to break the cycle of violence and neglect - not just for one child, but for generations to come.
Join us until every child in need has a CASA volunteer to look out for their needs. The children are waiting for us. They are waiting for you!
Each day, the coronavirus pandemic puts more youth at risk of abuse and neglect, making them the youngest victims of America's worst health crisis in a century. This month is National Foster Care Month, a time to look again at the state of youth and…Read More »
Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)/Prince George’s County has been awarded a $30,000 Recruitment and Awareness grant from the National Court Appointed Special Advocate/Guardian ad Litem (CASA/GAL) Association for Children. Funds will be used to …Read More »
Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)/Prince George’s County has been awarded a $7,568 Professional Development Grant from the National Court Appointed Special Advocate/Guardian ad Litem (CASA/GAL) Association for Children. Court Appointed Special …Read More »
For the first time, Purple Line Transit Partners and Purple Line Transit Constructors will be the title sponsor of the World of Wheels for CASA. This annual touch-a-truck and family festival benefits Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)Prince Geor…Read More »
Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)/Prince George's County has been selected as a beneficiary of the Giant Food Community Bag Program for the month of September. The Giant Food Community Bag Program, which launched in July 2019, is a reusable bag…Read More »
Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)/Prince George's County is among the inaugural class of grantees to receive one of DCTV’s newly formed Capacity Building Grants. The grant program fosters expanded opportunity for nonprofit organizations to shar…Read More »
CASA is proud to announce that we are the 2019 Tom Marmet Memorial Job Readiness Grant From Many Hands. CASA will utilize this grant to create a job readiness initiative to improve outcomes for older foster youth preparing to transition out of foster…Read More »