Every day in this country, 1,900 children become victims of
abuse or neglect, and four of them will die. Every day. Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for Children is a community-based program that recruits, trains and supports citizen-volunteers to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in court right here in Harford County. Volunteer advocates—empowered directly by the courts—offer judges the critical information they need to ensure that each child’s rights and needs are being attended to while in foster care. Volunteers stay with children until they are placed in loving permanent homes. For many abused children, a CASA volunteer is the only constant adult presence in their lives.
This program is supported in part by a CASA Grant from the Maryland Judiciary,
Administrative Office of the Courts, Department of Family Administration.