Hundreds of children are taken into foster care in our area every year. These children need advocates to make sure their best interests are pursued. Join Piedmont CASA and you will have the opportunity to advocate for children! As a CASA, you will receive all the training you need (for free!) and you will be part of the life of a child that may have no one else in their corner. With the huge influx of foster children, DFCS and the court systems are overwhelmed! As a CASA, you will focus on ONE case at a time and be able to devote the time to making sure a child isn't forgotten about.
We will be conducting our yearly new volunteer training and we would like you to join us. On a weekly basis the volunteers will be attending a three hour classroom training sessions. You will also have the opportunity to sit through court hearings and observe real cases and active volunteers throughout the course of training. The entire training of 30 hours classroom sessions and 10 hours of court observations is all that is required. Upon completion of the training you will be sworn in as an officer of the court by Judge Guidry and obtain a certificate of completion for appointment as a Court Appointed Special Advocate to represent the best interests of abused and neglected children in the juvenile court system of the United States. The volunteers must have a valid driver's license, be 21 years of age or older and pass a background check. Please for additional questions and to set up an interview call (706)387-6375. If these training times do not work for you we are flexible! Please contact us and we will work out a training schedule that will work for everyone.
We hold trainings all of the time - if you are interested, visit www.piedmontcasa.org and fill out an online application.
Every year more than half a million abused and neglected children are in need of safe, permanent, nurturing homes. Too many spend years moving from one temporary home to another. They have no family to call their own. They are more likely than other children to face homelessness, unemployment, even prison as adults. That's where CASA steps in. CASA was created 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. A CASA volunteer is an advocate for the best interest of the children.
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Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 21
- Orientation or Training
- 10 hours + per month, varies