Who Are the CASA Children

In Anne Arundel County, CASA volunteers are appointed to children between the ages of birth to 21, who have been abused or neglected and are in the foster care system. Our children come in all colors, shapes and sizes4-kids-on-slide.

All of them have suffered the trauma of abuse and neglect and being separated from their family, friends, pets, school, and neighborhood. Their whole world has been turned upside down and they now find themselves living with strangers.

In addition, many of our children suffer from:

  • learning disabilities
  • developmental delays
  • physical disabilities
  • emotional issues
  • trauma

These injured children are:

  • lonely
  • scared
  • anxious
  • afraid
  • distrustful
  • angry

The longer these children are in the system, the more chaotic their lives become; moving from foster home to foster home, changing schools, social workers who come and go, and family who no longer visit.