Change a Child's Life - Become a CASA Volunteer in Berkshire County!

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18 Degrees (formerly Berkshire Children and Families)

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Become a CASA Volunteer!
You can be the voice for a child who needs one!

A Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) is a specially trained volunteer, appointed by a judge to represent the best interest of an abused or neglected child in court. The CASA volunteer makes recommendations to the judge about the child's placement and advocates for the child through the court process until he/she has a safe, permanent home.

You do not need to have a legal or social work background to become a CASA - we will train you!

Upcoming Training Schedule: Trainings are held twice per year, or as needed . You must be able to attend all or most of the training in order to complete the 30-hour CASA pre-training requirement. Please contact us for the dates of the next training opportunity.


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About 18 Degrees (formerly Berkshire Children and Families)

Location:

480 WEST ST STE 2, PITTSFIELD, MA 01201, US

Mission Statement

Every child in a family; every family in a community

Description

18 Degrees serves the people and families in our communities - whether by birth, choice, or circumstance. Our services respectfully provide the support people need to be able to discover possibilities that may not otherwise be clear. 18 Degrees develops respectful partnerships with those we serve, walking side by side, together as the way to their goals and new beginnings come to light.

18 Degrees promotes the well-being of children and the strength of families to build better communities in the Berkshires and Pioneer Valley. We provide education, parenting skills and support, prevention and intervention, advocacy, and life skills across a spectrum of programs serving children and families in four areas: early childhood education and care, foster care and adoption, child and family well-being, youth and community development.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

480 West StreetPittsfield, MA 01201

SKILLS

  • Critical Thinking
  • People Skills
  • Resource Development / Management
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Child Welfare
  • Community Outreach

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • Approximately 10-15 hours per month
  • Court appearances approximately every 3 months, occasional daytime availability for communication

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