Become a CASA volunteer and be an advocate in court for a child in foster care.


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When

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

Where

75 Court St. Suite 214AReno, NV 89501

About

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.

Skills

  • Child Welfare
  • Child Development
  • Youth Services

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • 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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