- Published: Friday, 08 December 2017 16:42
Court appointed special advocates support children who need it most.
One day while listening to the radio, Pat Howe heard an ad for the Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program, which pairs volunteers with youth in the child welfare system. Originally from Baltimore, Howe and her husband were living in Charlottesville, Virginia, and were preparing to move back to Maryland. Their youngest daughter had gone to college, and Howe was looking for a way use her experience as both a parent and a teacher to help others.