Volunteers Needed. Lift up a child's voice; a child's life


(41.445557,-74.41165)
 

Cause Areas

When

Thu Nov 09, 2017 09:00 AM - Tue Dec 05, 2017 01:00 PM

Where

210 East Main StreetMiddletown, NY 10940


About

CASA (Court Appointed Special Assistants) is a not-for-profit program whose specially trained volunteers are appointed by Family Court Judges to look out for the best interests of children placed into foster care due to abuse and neglect. In order to become a CASA, it does entail a 30 hour training (Tuesdays & Thursdays for 7 classes beginning 11/9 to 12/5 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.), followed by 10 hours of Court watching. At the completion of the training, you will be sworn in by the Orange County Family Court Judges and assigned your first case. We are the "eyes and ears of the Court" and "voice of the child" appointed to monitor court orders, the children and families and report to the Judge on their progress. We strive to gain permanency for these children, whether it is a return to their parent(s) or termination and adoption into a loving home of their own. Our volunteers are from all walks of life and are dedicated to reducing the trauma of a child in temporary foster care by facilitating the child's placement in a permanent home.

Skills

  • Child Welfare
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Case Work / Management
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Youth Services

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 25
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4-hr training 2 X week for 7 weeks
  • 10 hours of court watching

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