AAWGT: Making a difference in our community!
2016 Grantee: CASA
Anne Arundel County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) serves children between the ages of birth to 21 who have been abused or neglected and adjudicated as CINA (Child In Need of Assistance) by the Circuit Court. CINA is a legal status that authorizes Court intervention. The Court appoints a CASA volunteer to provide factual, objective information to assist in making decisions that are in the child’s best interest. With the AAWGT Grant of $15,000 they plan to serve 20-25 new children in foster care who would otherwise not receive a CASA.