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Lackawanna County CASA/The Advocacy Alliance

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The Advocacy Alliance- Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Program. (Ongoing, Mentoring) Become an advocate for a child or sibling group in the foster care system. A trained CASA volunteer is appointed by a judge to be an advocate for children, to give them hope, support, and encouragement, and to ensure that their voices are heard as the juvenile court system seeks safe, permanent, and nurturing homes for them. For many children, their CASA volunteer will be the one constant adult presence in their lives. Spring Training starts April 2020. Apply Now!
Volunteers are also needed to help with the CASA office and fundraising events. Contact: Joan Peterson, 570-558-3971 or jp@theadvocacyalliance.org.

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About Lackawanna County CASA/The Advocacy Alliance

Location:

846 Jefferson Ave, SCRANTON, PA 18501, US

Mission Statement

Advocate for abused and/or neglected children; give them hope, support and encouragement; enhance their resiliency; and ensure that their voices are heard as the juvenile court system seeks safe, permanent, and nurturing homes.

Description

Once assigned to a case, the CASA volunteer reviews court, school, medical and caseworker records. The CASA volunteer talks with everyone involved including parents, foster parents, social workers, school officials, health providers and most importantly, the child. The CASA then provides the judge with a factual, written report to help the court make a well-informed, timely decision about that child's future.

During the life of a case, a CASA volunteer monitors the child's situation to make sure he/she remains safe. CASA volunteers may be the only constant the child knows as he/she moves through the labyrinth of the child welfare system.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

825 Jefferson Avenue Scranton, PAScranton, PA 18510

(41.41431,-75.65279)
 

SKILLS

  • Child Welfare
  • Child Advocacy
  • Fundraising
  • Event Planning / Management
  • Interactive/Social Media/SEO
  • Community Outreach

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 18 months

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