For the nearly 500 children living in foster care in Prince George’s County, it often takes four years (twice the national average) to find a stable home. In those years, their Court Appointed Special Advocate may well be the only source of comfort and safety they have. Since 2001, CASA/Prince George’s has provided "best-interest advocacy" to youth in the foster care system by screening, training, and supervising volunteer advocates and promoting the timely placement of children in safe and permanent homes. While attorneys are experts on the law, CASA volunteers are experts on the child and provide the long-term advocacy that children in complex, frightening situations desperately need. For twenty years, CASA/Prince George’s has been the only organization in the county connecting youth with the full circle of support they need and the advocacy they deserve.

Headquarters: MD-Prince George's County

Where They Operate: MD-Prince George's County

Age Groups Served: Infants (0-2); Pre-K (3-4); Youth (5-11); Pre-teen/teen (12-17); Young adult (18-24)

Ethnic Groups Served: African American; Caucasian; Latino/Hispanic

Population(s) Served: All; Low- to Moderate-Income Community Members; Men/Boys; Women/Girls; Students; Disabled; Gays/Lesbians; HIV/AIDs; Low- to Moderate-Income Community Members

  • Cases in which recommendations made by a CASA volunteer were ordered by the Court:   84%
  • Children served by CASA were placed in a safe, permanent home:   83%

Awards & Recognition

Executive Director named Child Welfare League of America "Champion for Children" - 2020
Received Civic Leadership Award from Community Foundation in Prince George's County- 2016
Received Governor's Award for Service for our Volunteer Program-2015
Executive Director named Kappa Alpha Theta CASA Program Director of the Year-2013
Named "Top-rated Nonprofit” by GreatNonprofits- 2012, 2014, 2015
Recognized as GuideStar Gold Partner for transparency Received a “Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition” from the U.S. House of Representatives- 2012
CASA Volunteer Tomika Holmes named to Prince George's County "Top Forty Under 40" for her work as a CASA- 2011
Executive Director received Prince George's County Bridge Builder Award- 2009
Received the National CASA Association's Diversity Leadership Award- 2006
Governor's Victim Assistance Award: Outstanding Volunteer Contribution to Victim Services awarded to all Maryland CASA Volunteers-2006
Received Governor's Citation for improving the lives of abused and neglected children- 2004


Budget (FY2023)

  • $3 million or higher
  • The current budget for Court Appointed Special Advocates/Prince George's County is: $1 million to $3 million
  • $500k to $1 million
  • Less than $500k

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