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Advocate for an Abused or Neglected Child (CASA Jefferson County)

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Court Appointed Special Advocates of Jefferson County

  • 36 people are interested
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YOU CAN BE A POWERFUL VOICE IN A CHILD'S LIFE!

CASA of Jefferson County trains and supports community volunteers to advocate for abused and neglected children. CASA volunteers ensure that the child's needs are being met and advocate for the child in court, all so that they may have a safe and permanent home. In Jefferson County, there are so many kids that need a caring CASA volunteer like you!

CASA volunteers complete an online application, interview, background check, and pre-service training. After being sworn-in by a judge, CASA volunteers are appointed to a child or sibling group to spend an average of 5-10 hours a month advocating for that child. They will spend time with the child while simultaneously gathering information about their physical, emotional, social, and educational well-being, and make recommendations to the court on how to best support the child in these areas.

A successful CASA volunteer is stable, open-minded, empathetic, and collaborative. No legal or youth/social service experience required - training is provided.

To learn more about this opportunity, please visit jeffersoncountycasa.org, or contact Alicia Knickman at aknickman@jeffersoncountycasa.org or (314) 409-2880.

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About Court Appointed Special Advocates of Jefferson County

Location:

10880 Business 21, Hillsboro, MO 63050, US

Mission Statement

CASA of Jefferson County advocates for abused and neglected children in need of safe, permanent homes through highly trained volunteers appointed by the Family Court.

Description

CASA trains volunteers who are then appointed by judges to advocate for children in foster care. Volunteers fight for these abused and neglected children, to make sure their basic rights and essential needs don’t get overlooked or ignored by the system.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
Justice & Legal

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

10880 Business 21Hillsboro, MO 63050

(38.24532,-90.55904)
 

SKILLS

  • Youth Services
  • Child Welfare
  • Child Care
  • Family Law
  • Child Development
  • Child Advocacy

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 5-10 hours a month on average
  • Visit child every month, Complete report(s), Commit to the length of a child's case, References

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