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 currently being held virtually. 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.
During this time of Covid-19 all safety and precautionary guidelines are being followed. Although this is not a strictly virtual opportunity, it is possible to volunteer remotely for this position. Please contact us for more information on how to safely become a CASA during this challenging time.
About 18 Degrees (formerly Berkshire Children and Families)
480 WEST ST STE 2, PITTSFIELD, MA 01201, US
Every child in a family; every family in a community
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, inclusive 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.
Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
We'll work with your schedule.
480 West StreetPittsfield, MA01201
September 24, 2020
Resource Development / Management
Basic Computer Skills
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