(41.25671,-95.85175)
 

Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

515 Fifth AvenueCouncil Bluffs, IA 51503


About

Mission Statement: The Iowa Court Appointed Special Advocate Program commissions community volunteers to serve as an effective voice in court for abused and neglected children, strengthening efforts to ensure that each child is living in a safe, permanent and nurturing home. CASA volunteer are assigned to an abuse or neglect case by a judge. Their role is three-fold: 1. Investigate: They conduct thorough research on the background of the case, reviewing documents, interviewing everyone involved, including the child. 2. Report: they make reports to the court, recommending what they believe is best for the child, and providing the judge with information that will help him/her make an informed decision. 3. Monitor: CASA volunteers can be instrumental in assuring that a child or family receives services, which the court has ordered - things like substance abuse counseling or special education testing. CASA volunteers may be the only constant the child knows as he/she moves through the labyrinth of the child welfare system. Abused and neglected children in the 4th Judicial District are in need of CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) volunteers to be a powerful voice in court. The 4th Judicial District CASA program is looking for committed, caring adults who can think independently, use good judgment in difficult situations and communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. There is a particular need for men and people of various ethnic and diverse backgrounds. Thirty hours of training is required.

Skills

  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Child Advocacy

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 10-15 hours a month
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