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CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) Volunteer

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ORGANIZATION: Georgia CASA

  • 933 people are interested
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CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) volunteers are citizen volunteers, supported by experienced and knowledgeable staff members, offering individualized attention and best-interests advocacy for children experiencing foster care in Georgia. They bring urgency to a child's needs, both in and out of the courtroom. CASA volunteers serve to ensure all children who experience abuse or neglect have the opportunity to thrive and reach their full potential with the support of permanent connections to family.

CASA volunteers interview anyone who may be able to shed light on the child's needs. CASA volunteers then go to court and make recommendations to the judge, based on their independent assessment, about what is the child's best interest. The CASA volunteer remains involved to keep the focus on the child until the case is permanently resolved.

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About Georgia CASA

Location:

75 Marietta St. NW, Suite 404, Atlanta, GA 30303, US

Mission Statement

Georgia CASA strengthens and supports court-sanctioned, affiliate CASA programs that empower community volunteers who advocate for abused or neglected children and contributes to advancements within the child welfare system.

Description

Through individualized attention, CASA volunteers advocate for the best interests of children in Georgia who have been abused or neglected and placed in foster care. Bringing urgency to a child's needs, both in and out of a courtroom, CASA volunteers work to ensure children have the opportunity to thrive and reach their full potential with the support of permanent connections to family. As community partners in the child welfare system, CASA volunteers increase children's access to services, promote safety, and advocate for timeliness and permanency for children involved in juvenile court proceedings. CASA volunteers are independent advocates and provide individualized attention for children in a massive state system. Georgia CASA develops and supports CASA programs in the state. Statewide activities include CASA at the Capitol Day, a state conference and other events.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Community
Justice & Legal
Children & Youth, Community, Justice & Legal

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

75 Marietta St. NWSuite 404Atlanta, GA 30303

SKILLS

  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Child Welfare

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • Typically 10 - 20 hours per month or 2 - 5 hours per week
  • --Pass all screenings --30 hours of training plus courtroom observation

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