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CASA for Children of DC

Make an Impact: Speak Up for Children in Foster Care!


There are approximately 1,400 children and youth in our city's child welfare system. CASA for Children of DC recruits and trains community volunteers to advocate for foster youth in the District of Columbia. A Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) is a volunteer who works one-on-one with a child or young person in foster care to advocate for their best interests.

CASA Volunteers Make an Impact by:
Working 15 hours per month on a case for at least a year;
Visiting with their young person at least twice per month;
Advocating for the child during court hearings;
Attending 12 hours of in-service trainings per year.

If you want to make a difference in the life of a child in foster care and:
Are at least 21 years of age;
Can commit to one year of service;
Consent to a criminal background and reference check.

To complete an application, contact us today at (202) 887-0007 ext. 711 or volunteer@casadc.org!

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About CASA for Children of DC

Location:

220 I St. NE, Suite 285, Washington, DC 20002, US

Mission Statement

There are approximately 2,500 foster children in the DC Family Court system. 1,500 new cases of abuse and neglect appear each year. CASA DC's goal is to recruit and train volunteers to serve every one of these children. CASA DC offers kinds of volunteer opportunities, both of which pair an adult (21+) with a young person (usually between 6 and 21) who has suffered from abuse or neglect.

Description

CASA- Court Appointed Special Advocates are trained to speak up for children in the DC Foster Care system. CASAs are appointed by a judge to represent the best interest of a foster care child or youth. CASAs gather information about each child’s situation, submit reports to the court, make recommendations in the best interest of the child and provide the court with valuable insight into the child’s life. CASAs dedicate a minimum of 10-15 hours per month to their case for at least a year.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

CASA for Children of DC220 I (Eye) ST NESuite 285Washington, DC 20002

(38.90151,-77.0026)
 

SKILLS

  • Youth Services
  • Mental Health
  • Child Development
  • Child Advocacy
  • Spanish
  • Social Work

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 10-15 hours per month

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