Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Baltimore, which supports and advocates for Baltimore’s 6,000 abused and neglected children, will hold two upcoming information sessions at Enoch Pratt Free Library branches:

Oct. 24, 6:15 to 7:45 p.m., at the Orleans Street Branch (1303 Orleans St. 21231)

Nov. 20, 6:15 to 7:45 p.m., at the Roland Park Branch (5108 Roland Ave., 21210)

 CASA volunteers are appointed by a judge to provide consistent and caring support for an innocent child involved with the court due to maltreatment. 

“Children in foster care typically move from one foster family to another, from one unfamiliar neighborhood and school to another, and they deserve the stability and opportunity that comes with having a safe and permanent home,” said Evangula Brown, CASA of Baltimore’s manager of volunteer recruitment.

“If you live or work in Baltimore City, you can make an impact and help change the lives of these children by becoming a CASA volunteer,” she added.

CASA of Baltimore currently serves only about 6 percent of local youth in foster care. More volunteers are needed to help more children in need.

Volunteers must be 21 or older, submit an application and complete phone and in-person interviews prior to training. To learn more about being a CASA volunteer in Baltimore, attend an upcoming information session or call 410-244-1465; visit, or email