A new case of child abuse or neglect enters the Fairfax County Domestic & Juvenile Relations Court system once every 38 hours. These children need dedicated, caring advocates to help ensure that their best interests are represented in court.
That's where Court Appointed Special Advocates, or CASA volunteers, enter the picture. CASA volunteers investigate a child's situation and speak for the best interests of the child. Volunteers visit the children on their cases twice a month and interview social workers, therapists, teachers and other professionals, all the while gathering information to report to court. Volunteers receive extensive training and are supervised by a professional staff.
The CASA volunteer is often the one consistent adult in these children's lives, helping protect their fundamental right to be safe, to be treated with dignity, and to learn and grow within a nurturing family.
Attend an upcoming Fairfax CASA Information Session and learn more:
Saturday, July 16, 2016
4103 Chain Bridge Road, Suite 200
Fairfax, VA 22030
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Space is limited - Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For details, contact Kristy Tootle, Fairfax CASA, at 703-273-3526 email@example.com or visit www.fairfaxcasa.org.
- Critical Thinking
- Verbal / Written Communication
- People Skills
- Basic Computer Skills
- Child Welfare
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 21
- Orientation or Training
- Requires an average of 12-15 hours per month
- Must see a case through to completion