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Court Appointed Special Advocate, Prince George’s County

Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) of Prince George’s County recruits and trains volunteers aged 21+ to advocate for the needs of children living in foster care. Volunteers spend about 10 hours per month visiting with a child and collaborating with other adults who are protecting the child to ensure his or her needs are met and a safe permanent home is found.

CASA Prince George’s County is hosting an information session regarding their volunteer program on Dec. 10, 2012 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Hyattsville Municipal Building, 4310 Gallatin St, Hyattsville, Md. For more information, visit CASA's website or call 301-209-0491.

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