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Voices for Children

Voices for Children

Voices for Children recruits, trains, and supports volunteers who advocate for children in court, school, and the community. These very special volunteers are called Court Appointed Special Advocates or "CASAs."

CASAs are advocates, investigators, and problem solvers. Children in foster care have been abused and neglected, and have been removed from their homes. With the support of a CASA from Voices for Children, a child in foster care is more likely to succeed, receive vital services, and find a safe, permanent home.

CASAs work one-on-one with a child or sibling group. They are a source of consistency, visiting regularly with their case children. CASAs also review reports, interact with professionals working on the child's case, and provide information to Juvenile Court judges so that they can make informed decisions and ensure the child's needs are met.

Voices for Children provides comprehensive training and professional staff support throughout your service. No prior experience is necessary. With just 10-15 hours a month, you can make a difference in the life of a child in foster care!

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About Voices for Children

Location:

Mailing Address:, 2851 Meadow Lark Drive, San Diego, CA 92123, US

Mission Statement

Voices for Children transforms the lives of abused children in San Diego County by providing them with volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs). We believe that every child deserves a safe and permanent home, and to that end, will review and monitor every court file in the system, provide a CASA to every child in the foster care system who needs one, and advocate to improve the lives of San Diego County’s foster children.

Description

CASAs can change the trajectory of a foster child’s life. They focus on an individual child’s needs, working one-on-one with a child or set of siblings. They provide a source of consistency and stability, visiting with their case children at least once a month. CASAs gather information from files and reports and communicate with social workers, family members, school officials, and other professionals in the children’s lives. They use this information and firsthand observations to advocate for the children’s best interests in Court, as well as in other aspects of their lives, such as education, health, and living arrangements. No experience is necessary! We provide all the training you’ll need, as well as a dedicated staff supervisor to partner with you on the case. With just 10-15 hours a month, you can make a difference in the life of a foster child!

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

All over Riverside CountyPalm Desert, CA 92260

(33.69173,-116.40759)
 

SKILLS

  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Child Development
  • Child Welfare
  • Mentoring
  • Youth Services

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 10-15 hours per month for a minimum of 18 months

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