About CASA

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) provide individual advocacy for children in foster care who have been abused, neglected or abandoned. Our goal is to help ensure that children receive all the services they need and to recommend to the court the best outcome for each child—a safe, loving, permanent home.

There are nearly 600 children in foster care in Baltimore County each year. CASA of Baltimore County currently serves about one third of those children. We want to do more! And, with continued and increased financial assistance and volunteers, we will!

Our Mission, Vision, & Goal

MISSION: To provide court appointed volunteers who advocate for the wellbeing of Baltimore County's abused and neglected children with the desired outcome of placement in loving, safe and permanent homes

VISION: To provide a trained, supported CASA volunteer for every child involved in abuse and neglect proceedings in need of an advocate

GOAL: To one day serve all 600 kids in foster care in Baltimore County

A Message from the Director:

Thank you for your interest in CASA of Baltimore County! CASA’s volunteer advocates are dedicated to ensuring that abused and neglected children reach safe, permanent, and loving homes and that they receive every needed service while in foster care. CASA volunteers are truly “everyday heroes” who have made a critical difference in the lives of hundreds of our community’s most vulnerable children. Despite that success, CASA of Baltimore County is currently only serving approximately one-third of the children in foster care in Baltimore County. Contact us to learn more about the ways in which you can support CASA’s goal of providing an advocate for every child in foster care.

– Jennifer Stine, Director