CASA Program Expands to Serve Children in Four Shore Counties
Left photograph- From L to R: Queen Anne’s County Circuit Court Master Jean Meta, CASA of the Mid-Shore Executive Director Robin Davenport, and Queen Anne’s County Circuit Court Judge Thomas Ross gather with Queen Anne’s County Department of Social Services Assistant Director Susan Coppage, Foster Care Supervisor Terri Lowther, and Case Worker Shannon Dean.
Right photograph- From L to R: Kent County Department of Social Services Director Linda C. Webb, the Honorable Paul M. Bowman, and CASA of the Mid-Shore Executive Director Robin Davenport pose in the Kent County Circuit Court during a court recess
On July 1, 2014 CASA of Talbot and Dorchester Counties officially expanded its program services to include abused and neglected children in Queen Anne’s and Kent Counties. In order to better reflect all the counties being served, the program has changed its name to CASA of the Mid-Shore and will now serve Children in Need of Assistance in Talbot, Dorchester, Queen Anne’s and Kent Counties under one unified organization. This expansion is a result of thoughtful deliberations and discussions between Board members, CASA Staff, judges, agency partners, and Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteers regarding the benefits of a regional program. Many CASA programs across the country are successful using a multi-county jurisdiction model and there is increasing support on the local, state, and national levels for the development of this model.