Become a Court Appointed Child Advocate (a CASA Volunteer)

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Heart of Missouri CASA

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Because of my CASA

We are recruiting concerned and caring individuals who would like to be a voice for children who are wards of the court as the result of child abuse or neglect.

If you can commit 8-10 hours a month for the next two years to help a child in need, then you should consider becoming a CASA volunteer advocate.

We provide training, support and supervision for persons who may become the one stable, responsible positive adult in a child's life as he or she navigates the child welfare system. Our CASAs investigate, facilitate, monitor and advocate on behalf of kids in foster care.

We work on behalf of kids and their best interests.

We advocate for children in the 13th Judicial Circuit, Boone and Callaway Counties.

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About Heart of Missouri CASA

Location:

1316 Old Hwy 63 S, Suite 104, Columbia, MO 65201, US

Mission Statement

The mission of CASA is to speak for the best interests of abused and neglected children in the courts. We promote and support quality volunteer representation for children to ensure that each child has a safe, permanent, nurturing home.

Description

Every year more than half a million abused and neglected children are in need of safe, permanent, nurturing homes. That's where CASA steps in. CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) was created in 1977 to make sure the abuse and neglect these children originally suffered at home doesn't continue as abuse and neglect at the hands of the system. As trained advocates, CASA volunteers are appointed by judges to be a voice for these children in court. The result is that a child is placed into a safe, loving home where he/she can thrive. It is the CASA vision to provide a volunteer for each and every abused and neglected child who needs one.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Heart of Missouri CASA1316 Old Highway 63 SSuite 104Columbia, MO 65201

(38.9323,-92.3028)
 

SKILLS

  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • People Skills
  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 8-12 hours a month for 2 years
  • empathy

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