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Washoe CASA Program

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CASA or Court Appointed Special Advocates is an organization of volunteer advocates who stand up for abused and neglected children to help them find safe, permanent homes. There are over 950 state and local CASA programs across the country that train advocates to speak in court for the best interests of these children. In Washoe County, the CASA Program has been part of the Second Judicial District Court since 1989. Our vision is to have a CASA volunteer for every child who needs one. In a typical year more than 900 children in Washoe County go through the court system because their family is in crisis. But the system isn't always equipped to ensure a child's basic needs and rights are protected. Enter a CASA volunteer. A CASA works directly with all the parties in the case to make sure that the best interests of the child are always front-and-center. A CASA is also a consistent adult presence in the child's life through the pendency of the court case. CASA volunteers change chidlren's lives and CASA advocacy creates better futures for children in the foster care system. Become part of the CASA movement and be a CASA advocate.

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About Washoe CASA Program

Location:

75 Court Street, Suite 214A, Reno, NV 89501, US

Mission Statement

The mission of CASA is to speak for the best interests of abused and neglected children in the courts. We promote and support quality volunteer advocacy for children in the foster care system to make sure they don't get lost in an overburdened legal system or languish in a group or foster home. A CASA stays with each case until it is closed and the child is placed in a safe, permanent home.

Description

Every year more than half a million abused and neglected children are in need of safe, permanent, nurturing homes. That's where CASA steps in. CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) was created in 1977 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. The result is that a child is placed into a safe, loving home where he/she can thrive. It is the CASA vision to provide a volunteer for each and every abused and neglected child who needs one.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

75 Court St. Suite 214AReno, NV 89501

(39.52373,-119.81297)
 

SKILLS

  • Child Welfare
  • Child Development
  • Youth Services

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • National CASA estimates 10-15 hours a month

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