“My life as a foster child began on Dec. 4, 2001. On that day, my little sister and I stood alone in court, having been abandoned by our parents, and abused and neglected by relatives. We were 11 and 13.

The judge placed my sister and me in foster care in Prince George’s County and made us the first foster children assigned to a new local affiliate of a nationwide network of more than 950 nonprofits that recruit, train and supervise volunteer court-appointed special advocates — CASAs — for kids like us.”

Courtney LaPrince was the first youth assisted by this CASA program.  Read her Opinion piece in the Baltimore Sun to learn more about her life and the role of her CASA Team. 


Courtney La Prince (courtneylaprince88@gmail.com) is a graphic designer with a Virginia-based firm and runs her own graphic design company: Inspire. Motiv8. Design. (www.inspiremotiv8design.com).