On Saturday, April 9th, the Maryland CASA Association is holding its 10th Annual Conference at the Judicial Education & Conference Center in Annapolis, MD. The theme of this year’s conference is A Brighter Future for Maryland’s Children & Youth. The keynote speaker will be Mr. Suamhirs Piraino-Guzman, who was recently appointed by President Obama to the U.S. Advisory Council on Human Trafficking. A survivor of child abuse and human trafficking, Piraino-Guzman spent several years in foster care and, with the help of his CASA volunteer, persevered. Today, he travels the country advocating for youth and teaching caregivers and service providers how to help children who have been traumatized.
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)
35th Annual National CASA Conference
June 4-7, 2016
Please join us June 4-7 at the 2016 National CASA Annual Conference in the Washington, DC area. More than 1,200 people from the CASA network across the country are expected to converge on the National Capital Area for this year’s conference. The theme, One Network – Many Voices for Children, underscores the success of our advocacy efforts together as well as the importance of the time we will spend together, visioning about how we can work together more collaboratively and effectively.
“Anne Arundel County CASA, Inc. is a wonderful organization in our community helping children who have been abused or neglected while also speaking up for their best interest in court, at school and in our community. It was a pleasure to be able to present Rebecca Tingle, Executive Director with Anne Arundel County CASA, Inc. with a donation that will go towards assisting them in the great work they are doing in our community.” – Lee Holt, General Manager with Sheehy Infiniti of Annapolis
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 network of 951 community-based programs that recruit, train and support citizen-volunteers to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in courtrooms and communities. 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.
129 children had a CASA volunteer standing by their side last year, ensuring their voices were heard and their needs were met. But another 90 children go it alone. You can change that. Donate to Anne Arundel County CASA - help us reach every child. Read more...
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