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Court Appointed Special Advocates of Sacramento County (CASA Sacramento)

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CASA - Advocates for Children in  Foster Care

Court Appointed Special Advocates of Sacramento County (CASA Sacramento) recruits and trains community volunteers to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children. As a CASA, you will work one-on-one with a child advocating on their behalf in the juvenile court and assisting them in obtaining all necessary services while they are dependents in the foster care system. With the extension of foster care until age 21, we also match advocates with young adults who will eventually transition out of foster care and welcome the support of a caring adult.We have opportunities to advocate for older youth, sibling groups and infants/toddlers. Bilingual volunteers and male volunteers especially needed.There will be four trainings for CASA volunteers in 2017/18. Please contact us and come to an orientation to learn more. Orientations are held montly, on the 2nd Wednesday of the month from 6:00-7:00pm.

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About Court Appointed Special Advocates of Sacramento County (CASA Sacramento)

Location:

301 Bicentennial Circle, Suite 220, Sacramento, CA 95826, US

Mission Statement

The CASA Mission: Ensuring consistency and support for children in the foster care system through the use of volunteer advocates advancing the best interests of each child. The CASA Vision: Every child in need is appointed a CASA to champion for them in court, without compromise, on the path to a safe and permanent home.

Description

Court Appointed Special Advocates of Sacramento (CASA Sacramento) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that trains volunteers to work with children who have been removed from their homes due to allegations of abuse and neglect. Advocates become personnel of the court, mentors and advocates for children in the Sacramento County juvenile dependency system. A minimum comitment of 18 months and 10-15 hours a month is required. Must be at least 21 years old. Training class, background check and references required. Male volunteers and bilingual volunteers especially needed.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

CASA SacramentoCarol Miller Justice Center301 Bicentennial Circle, Suite 220Sacramento, CA 95826

(38.54996,-121.38847)
 

SKILLS

  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • People Skills
  • Youth Services
  • Mentoring
  • Community Outreach

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 18 months
  • 10-15 hours per month.Time is spent one-on-one with your youth and then 2 times per year in court. A

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