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CASA of Gila County - Globe

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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 why CASA of Gila County is important. CASA of Gila County 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 to ensure that they are receiving all necessary services while they are in care. The result is that a child is placed into a safe, loving home where he/she can thrive.

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About CASA of Gila County - Globe

Location:

1400 E. Ash Street, Ste 214, Globe, AZ 85501, US

Mission Statement

The mission of the Arizona Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Program is to promote and support community-based volunteers who provide quality advocacy for abused and neglected children who are involved in the juvenile courts. The CASA of Arizona program is operated locally in all 15 counties by Arizona's Juvenile Courts and is administered statewide by the Arizona Supreme Court. CASA of Gila County program is a proud affiliate of the CASA of Arizona program and National CASA/GAL Association.

Description

The CASA of Gila County program recruits, screens, trains, and supervises community volunteers to serve as Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteers. CASA volunteers are appointed by a judge to advocate in court for the safe, permanent future of abused, neglected, and abandoned children.

What does having a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) mean to an abused child? Imagine what it would be like to lose your parents, not because of something you did, but because they can't - or won't - take care of you. Now, into your life come dozens of strangers: police, foster parents, social workers, judges, lawyers, and more. Having a CASA Volunteer means having a trained and committed adult advocate for your best interests. Your CASA Volunteer will make sure you don't get lost in the overburdened legal and social service system or languish in an inappropriate group or foster home. Your CASA Volunteer will be there for you until your case is closed.

It is a goal of the CASA of Gila County program to provide a CASA Volunteer to every abused and neglected child who needs one. Join our family of Volunteers, everyday people like you, who are committed to improving children's lives. Be a Court Appointed Special Advocate.

For more information on how you can be a Gila County CASA volunteer or supporter please visit our website, www.CASAofGilaCounty.org.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
Community

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1400 East Ash Street#214Globe, AZ 85501

(33.39548,-110.77138)
 

SKILLS

  • Child Advocacy
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Child Welfare

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • Approximately 15 Hours a month
  • Be 21 years old Be willing to complete necessary background checks, provide references and participate in an interview Complete a minimum of 30 hours of pre-service training Be available for court appearances, with advance notice

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