CHILD ADVOCACY IS AT THE HEART OF CASA PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY
In the court system or in the school system, child advocacy is at the heart of everything we do. From working with judges and court officials, to working with children’s family and friends, CASA focuses on ensuring that each child has a voice and that the child’s voice is heard. We advocate for children who cannot advocate for themselves. Too often, these children come from an abusive setting, and have been moved continually from one foster home to another. CASA’s child advocacy program seeks to create stability in the child’s life, so that they can focus on what’s important-being a kid. Become An Advocate for Children
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CASA is recognized in Prince George’s County as a leader in child welfare transformation and in addressing the particular needs of older foster youth. CASA is committed to systemic reform to improve the handling of child maltreatment cases. Staff sit on a number of judicial committees including the Prince George’s County CINA working group and the Child Welfare Permanency Planning. CASA is taking a leadership role on the Prince George’s County Model Court Steering Committee. CASA and DSS co- founded the Prince George’s County LGBTQ Youth Task Force. CASA is also a founding member of the Homeless Services Workgroup which is working to reduce homelessness among former foster youth. The organization’s Executive Director serves on Program and Outreach Work Group of the Foster Care Court Improvement Program, Steering Committee of the Prince George’s County Model Court and numerous other County work groups. CASA collaborates with nonprofit and government organizations to offer trainings and presentations on child abuse and the child welfare system. CASA staff are viewed as sought-after resources on child welfare best practices. CASA provides community trainings and presentations regarding the importance of recognizing and reporting child abuse. If you would like CASA to provide a training for your organization, church, school or company, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 301-209-0491.
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.