Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for Children

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Greater Richmond SCAN (Stop Child Abuse Now)

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Every abused or neglected child needs a caring adult to advocate for his or her well-being. That's where Richmond CASA comes in.

Court Appointed Special Advocates ("CASAs") are everyday citizens appointed by judges to watch over and advocate for abused and neglected children. This is done by being the information gatherer for the judge. You'll meet with the child, speak to their teachers, counselors and family/friends to help the judge see the whole picture when determining the welfare of the child. CASAs make sure children don't get lost in the overburdened legal and social services systems.

Volunteers stay with each case until it is closed and the child is placed in a safe, permanent home. For many abused children, their CASA will be the one constant adult presence in their lives. Richmond CASA urgently needs more volunteers to fill this important role.

For more information, visit grscan.com/be-a-casa or email heather.farber@richmondgov.com.

Please note that indicating your interest for volunteering at this time is not a firm commitment. CASA volunteers must complete an extensive background check, interview and training process.

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About Greater Richmond SCAN (Stop Child Abuse Now)

Location:

103 E. Grace Street, Richmond, VA 23219, US

Mission Statement

SCAN's mission is to prevent and treat child abuse and neglect throughout the Greater Richmond area. We fulfill our mission by: 1) Delivering and promoting programs that prevent and treat child abuse, and 2) Increasing public awareness of child abuse and neglect.

Description

Greater Richmond SCAN (Stop Child Abuse Now) works to prevent and treat child abuse and neglect in our community. SCAN's five programs provide treatment and support directly to families affected by abuse an neglect. SCAN's programs also provide education and advocacy to prevent abue before it happens. SCAN develops partnerships throughout the community to provide efficient and effective solutions to solve child maltreatment, which has been identified as as a public health crisis.

Our five programs include: The Child Advocacy Center (CAC), The Family Support Program, The Families Are Magic (FAM) Prevention Program, Richmond Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), The Circle Preschool Program.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Oliver Hill Courts Building1600 Oliver Hill WayRichmond, VA 23219

(37.54852,-77.42473)
 

SKILLS

  • Child Welfare
  • People Skills
  • Case Work / Management
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

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

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