Important Links

Access to the Optima System.

Maryland CASA Association is the state organization for Maryland’s Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Programs. In partnership with our fifteen affiliated CASA programs, we work to ensure every victim of child abuse and neglect their right to grow up in safe and permanent homes.


The National CASA Association is a network of 900+ programs that are recruiting, training and supporting volunteers to represent the best interests of abused and neglected children in the courtroom and other settings.

Local Resources:

For information about becoming a foster parent in Allegany County, Maryland, contact Allegany County Department of Social Services 301-784-7000

For concerns regarding suspected child abuse, neglect, or child well being in Allegany County contact Child Protective Services: 301-784-7000

For Legal advice, please contact the Legal Aid Bureau: 301-777-7474

Internships with CASA of Allegany County

For information regarding internship with CASA of Allegany County, please complete this Google Form. Our agency currently works with Allegany College, Frostburg State University, and WVU.