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2020 CASA Volunteer Training

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Rockdale Court Appointed Special Advocates

  • 80 people are interested
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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.

The format (in-person or virtual) will be determined as more information regarding the rise or decline of COVID-19 is received and understood, Please visit our organization's website at, http://rockdalecasa.org to learn about what a CASA volunteer does. Please consider completing an application now so that you will be ready to begin training as soon as we things are back to normal and the next training is scheduled. Contact us at 770 761 0202 or 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!

Be safe, practice social distancing and wash those hands!

Thank you!

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About Rockdale Court Appointed Special Advocates

Location:

999 Green Street SE, Conyers, GA 30012, US

Mission Statement

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.

Description

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.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
Justice & Legal

WHEN

Wed Sep 23, 2020 - Tue Dec 22, 2020

WHERE

999 Green Street SEConyers, GA 30012

(33.66289,-84.0149)
 

SKILLS

  • Case Work / Management
  • Child Welfare
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Child Advocacy

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • One year commitment required; 10-15 hours/month.
  • 8 Hours of Court Observation

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