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


(41.445557,-74.41165)
 

Cause Areas

When

Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:00 AM - Thu Jun 01, 2017

Where

210 East Main StreetMiddletown, NY 10940


About

CASA (Court Appointed Special Assistants) is a non-profit program whose volunteers are appointed by Family Court Judges to monitor the progress 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 for 7 weeks beginning 3/21 from 10-2), a cultural diversity in-service and 10 hours of Court watching. Subsequent to the training, you will be sworn in by the Orange County Family Court Judges and ready to be 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. 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 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4-hr training 1 X week for 6 weeks
  • 10 hours of court watching

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