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Become a CASA Volunteer
ORGANIZATION: CASA of Seneca, Sandusky and Wyandot Counties
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8 people are interested
Looking for a way to give back to your community? Why not volunteer to be a CASA! You can make a difference in a child’s life by volunteering only a few hours of your time each month. CASA of Seneca, Sandusky and Wyandot Counties holds a special training every spring and fall for anyone interested in becoming a CASA volunteer. After filling out an application and submitting to a back ground check, 30 hours of training will need to be completed. There are no educational requirements, our program will train you in everything you need to know about advocating for a child! Once sworn in as a volunteer, you can be appointed to a case.
When you are appointed to a case you will act as an investigator to try and figure out the circumstances of the child's abuse or neglect and how we can prevent it from happening again. To do this, you will review records involving the child and family, interview the family and various other individuals, and interact with the child. One of the most important roles as a CASA is to spend time and form a relationship with the child. You will ask what the child wants throughout this difficult situation and be able to report this to the Judge through a written report. After you have collected all of this information, you attend court to let the Judge know your findings, what the child's wishes are, and what you believe is in the best interest of the child.
About CASA of Seneca, Sandusky and Wyandot Counties
21 Court Street, Tiffin, OH 44883, US
We believe that children deserve a safe, permanent, supportive environment in which to live. In support of this Mission, we will: Collaborate and cooperate with agencies that provide services to at risk children and families involved in a court proceeding, Communicate effectively with politicians, professionals, business and community leaders, Foster commitment of the community to provide resources, and Provide trained and supervised volunteers to represent the best interests of children in court.
CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocates. We are a non-profit, volunteer based program that trains everyday, average Joe people to advocate for children in court in Seneca, Sandusky, and Wyandot County. The children we serve have been victims of abuse and neglect and need someone to be the their voice and speak up on what is in their best interest. As a volunteer, you would conduct an independent investigation and monitor the child's case by reviewing records and interviewing those involved in the child's life. A big role for a CASA volunteer is to develop a positive rapport with the child so they know they have a trusted adult by their side through the court process. If you are reading this and have a need to give back to your community, be a part of something bigger than yourself, or just wanting to change a child’s life for the better than don’t hesitate! You can be a child’s voice in court, you can be the voice that changes a child’s story!
21 Court StreetTiffin, OH 44883
September 15, 2023
- Verbal / Written Communication
- Child Welfare
- Child Advocacy
- People 55+
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 21
- Orientation or Training
- We ask our volunteers to commit at least two years to being a CASA. A case can last up to two years and it is important for the child to have the same CASA throughout the case. Many of these children do not have consistency in their life.