It is time to shine the spotlight on a deserving CASA volunteer! Lloyd Johns did not become a volunteer because of glory. He became a volunteer because he wanted to make a difference in a child’s life. Lloyd became CASA of Cecil County’s first volunteer in 2015, and is now on his third case!
After retiring from his teaching career, Lloyd wanted to pursue his interest in the law. He taught Street Law and began volunteering with Legal Aid and Pro Bono Services at Cecil County Circuit Court. Throughout this volunteer journey, Lloyd learned about a national program called CASA. CASA allowed him to continue working with children while indulging his interest in the law. Lloyd completed training and was sworn in during June of 2015.
Over the years with CASA, Lloyd has worked with three different cases and has never forgotten that he is an extra set of eyes and ears for the court. He takes pride in not being a social worker or doctor, but an agent for the court to advocate for a child’s best interest. It is a special task to work with children in the foster care system; Lloyd expressed that it does get frustrating at times. He states, “The system does not right a wrong immediately, I say what I think is right and that is that. If you help one child, then you have done good work.”
Lloyd’s passion for volunteering stems from his passion for working with children. During his interview for spotlight, he frequently expressed that he knows that he has helped a child. Whether it be directly or indirectly, he knows that he has made a difference.