100 people are interested
CASA Volunteer Training
ORGANIZATION: Rockdale Court Appointed Special Advocates
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100 people are interested
Rockdale CASA is looking for individuals who have a heart for children and want to be a voice to abused and neglected children in the foster system of Rockdale County.
A CASA is a Court Appointed Special Advocate; someone trained and assigned to a case by the sitting Judge. These volunteer advocates get to know the children, talk to the parents, and attend court hearings and team meetings with social workers and counselors. They review records and make recommendations to the Judge, based on information gathered, regarding what is in the child’s best interest. A CASA becomes a much needed constant in the life of a child and remains assigned to the case until permanency has been established. CASA advocates believe every child has the right to a safe and permanent home.
To learn more you can do the following:
- Visit our website at Rockdalecasa.org
- Visit our Socials at www.facebook.com/CASArockdale or www.instagram.com/rockdalecasainc/
- Call us at 770-761-0202
- Email us at Trainer@rockdalecasa.org to receive a volunteer application!
We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity to become an advocate in a child's life.
Rockdale County's foster children need you!
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About Rockdale Court Appointed Special Advocates
999 Green Street SE, Conyers, GA 30012, US
Rockdale Court Appointed Special Advocate is a nonprofit organization whose primary purpose is to be a child’s voice in court. Through the use of trained and supervised volunteers, abused and neglected children will have an advocate to represent their best interest, to advocate for resources and to help the legal system be more child-focused, one child at a time; so that a child’s right to a permanent and safe home is ensured.
Each day in Rockdale County children are beaten, battered, sexually abused, emotionally injured or neglected. These children find themselves in court where a maze of social workers, therapists, attorneys and judges must determine their future. Too many children risk falling through the cracks in an overwhelmed system. They need a strong voice speaking out for their best interests!
Rockdale Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) was established in 1996 by Juvenile Court Judge William Schneider. We are a non-profit organization that trains community volunteers to advocate for the best interest of abused and neglected children in juvenile court proceedings.
CASA volunteers talk with the child, parents, therapists, attorneys and other individuals who have knowledge of the child’s situation. The volunteer then goes to court and makes a recommendation focusing on the child’s best interests. After the court hearing, the volunteer remains involved with the case, monitoring the orders of the Court to ensure that the child is receiving the appropriate services in a timely fashion. CASA volunteers bring urgency to a child's needs, both in and out of a courtroom, advocate for safety, permanence and well-being.
999 Green StreetConyers, GA 30012
July 6, 2023
- Case Work / Management
- Child Welfare
- Relationship Building
- Verbal / Written Communication
- Basic Computer Skills
- Child Advocacy
- People 55+
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 21
- Orientation or Training
- One year commitment required; 10-15 hours/month.
- 40 hours of pre-service training which will include 8 Hours of Court Observation