Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)


(35.160206,-84.875)
 

Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

170 North Ocoee StreetCleveland, TN 37311


About

CASA volunteers are everyday citizens that change the lives of abused and negleted children. Here's how it works:

  • CASA is appointed to a case by a local judge.
  • Appointment usually takes place when a petition is brought before the judge, in cases of reported child abuse or neglect. The judge appoints CASA to the case if he or she would like more information.
  • CASA takes the information of both parties and launches an unbiased investigation using volunteer and staff advocates.
  • Once the investigation is completed, the volunteer fills out a report, which is then given to all parties in the case and brought before the court.
  • The detailed report provides the judge with an accurate depiction of circumstances.
  • Volunteer and staff advocates make recommendations in the report which are fact based, and seek to promote the most positive outcome for the child.
  • When the proceedings conclude, CASA continues to monitor the case to make sure all court orders are upheld, and the safety of the child continues to be priority.

Skills

  • Child Development
  • Youth Services
  • Crisis Intervention
  • People Skills
  • Child Welfare
  • Relationship Building

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 30 hour training session
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