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Cumberland County CASA Program

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Become a powerful voice in a child's life. Every 10 seconds a child in America is reported to be abused or neglected. A Court Appointed Special Advocate is a trained citizen (over 21) who is appointed by a judge to represent the best interests of a child in court. CASA volunteers are ordinary people who are committed to doing what is best for a child. Volunteers are trained in courtroom procedure, social services, the juvenile justice system, and the special needs of abused and neglected children. Volunteers from all cultures, professions, ethnic and educational backgrounds are welcome. For more information check http://www.ccpa.net/casa">www.ccpa.net/casa

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About Cumberland County CASA Program

Location:

One Courthouse Square, Carlisle, PA 17013, US

Mission Statement

The mission of the Cumberland County Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Program is to assist the court in determining what is in the best interest of abused and/or neglected children whose cases are in the court system. Through objective investigation and observation with the focus on the child assigned, trained CASA volunteers will develop and present their recommendations to the court to aid in establishing a safe, permanent and nurturing home in an expeditious manner.

Description

The program recruits, screens, trains, and supervises volunteers who are then appointed by the dependency judge to help represent the best interests of abused and/or neglected children. After successful completion of screening and training, the CASA volunteer serves as the "eyes and ears of the court" by providing a more detailed account of each child's situation to aid the judge in permanency planning decisions. CASA's goals are: 1) to investigate all circumstances surrounding the child's case. 2) to report the findings and make recommendations to the court. 3) to monitor the case to ensure that necessary services are received and that court orders are followed.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Cumberland County CASA ProgramOne Courthouse Square, Suite 301Carlisle, PA 17013

(40.2048,-77.1975)
 

SKILLS

  • Advocacy
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • People Skills
  • Child Welfare
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

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REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 18-24 months, 10-20 hours per month

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