A Message From Our Director

Thank you for your interest in Lower Shore CASA and for wanting to help some of the most vulnerable children in the tri-county area. We strive to advocate for every child who is involved with the court system due to abuse or neglect. We want to provide each child with a volunteer, a voice, and the support she or he needs. CASAs are the "eyes and ears of the court," delivering objective information and recommendations that focus strictly on each child's best interest. We celebrate when barriers for successful parenting come down and families are reunited. We also celebrate with children when they find a safe and permanent home and exit the temporary care of the state. We seek volunteers from all backgrounds to support positive outcomes for children! With your help and commitment we can change a child's story. Please contact us today for more information about how you can help.
-Jerrona Smith, Director

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Lower Shore CASA advocates for children who are under the protection of circuit courts in Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester counties due to abuse, neglect or abandonment. The program trains everyday people to become Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs). CASAs are officers of the court and, as such, conduct independent investigations and make recommendations to the judge regarding the best interest of the child to whom they are appointed. Lower Shore CASA is committed to serving as many children as possible who have been maltreated and who desperately need someone to stand by their side to speak up for their needs, safety, and permanence. Our trained volunteers advocate to ensure that children finding themselves in the child welfare system end up in safe, permanent and loving homes.