Committed to increasing cultural proficiency at all organizational levels, CASA of the Mid-Shore’s Cultural Proficiency Committee, chaired by CASA Board member, Richard Potter, recently held the first of a series of workshops for Board members, CASA volunteers, and staff entitled Diversity Works! CASA’s Executive Director Robin Davenport stated, “Aimed at increasing dialogue and awareness about racial issues, we hope that these workshops will build organizational involvement with the problems of racism and help us develop additional flexibility and a proactive response for positive change.” This interactive workshop focused specifically on issues related to racial awareness.
CASA of the Mid-Shore is a private, non-profit organization that advocates for children who are under the protection of the Circuit Courts in Talbot, Dorchester, Queen Anne’s, and Kent Counties due to abuse, neglect, or abandonment. In addition to their important direct work with children, as officers of the court, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) provide judges with crucial information necessary to ensure that every child’s rights, needs, and best interest are being met.
To learn more about CASA, please call 410-822-2866 or visit www.casamidshore.org.