CASA PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY GIVES CHILDREN HELP WHEN THEY NEED IT THE MOST
National research shows that children with a CASA child advocate are half as likely to languish in foster care and much more likely to find safe permanent homes than children who do not have a CASA volunteer. For many abused children, their CASA volunteer is the one reliable adult in their lives. Volunteers stay with each case until it is closed and the child is placed in a safe, permanent home. Every day, CASA volunteers are standing up for children.
CASA volunteers help children live better lives. We create meaningful impact in the lives of thousands by providing volunteers with the knowledge and skills to help children.
Here are just a few examples of our successes in FY19:
CASA advocated for 205 youth.
The Court requests a CASA volunteer on nearly 100% of cases, demonstrating the Court’s confidence and the need for CASAs.
75% of cases closed to permanence (i.e. reunification with biological family, custody and guardianship to a relative or non-relative, adoption or youth living on their own.
90% of the services that volunteer advocates recommend are ordered by the Court, resulting in more services for children served by CASA.
100% of young people we serve until the age of 21 are stably housed when they emancipate whereas national estimates for newly emancipated foster youth are as low as 14%.
CASA volunteers served for an average of 25 months, twice the 12-month required commitment, which speaks to volunteer satisfaction and the true connections CASA builds.
Launched project educating our volunteers, stakeholders, and the greater community on the intersectionality of foster care and human trafficking.
Launched a Job Readiness Initiative aimed at improving employment outcomes for transition aged youth.
Through their advocacy, CASA volunteers truly change a child’s story.
CASA was named “One of the Best” nonprofits in the region by Catalogue for Philanthropy and was named a Platinum Participant by the Candid for our commitment to transparency. See our Candid profile.
Change a Child’s Story
Children in foster care who have aCASA volunteer are more likely to succeed in school and adjust to change. And they’re half as likely to re-enter the foster care system later. By getting involved with CASA, you can make all the difference for a child who has experienced abuse or neglect in you community. Get involved, and change a child’s story.