Recent news coverage of immigration activism has confused court appointed special advocate programs nationwide, such as CASA of Baltimore County, with an organization that works with and on behalf of immigrant and Latino communities, primarily in Maryland and neighboring states. The coverage attributes “court appointed special advocates” for immigration-related protests and related advocacy, when that work should have been attributed to an organization called CASA de Maryland and known in recent years simply as “CASA,” “I am CASA” or “Somos CASA.”

CASA of Baltimore County supports and promotes court-appointed volunteer advocacy on behalf of children who have been neglected or abused. In our advocacy for the best interests of children, we work with children in family or juvenile court systems, not in immigration court.