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Court Appointed Special Advocate - Prince George's County, Inc.

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Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)/Prince George's County is seeking volunteers to serve on its Board of Directors. By utilizing your business development, fundraising, management and finance skills and connections in the community; you will make a difference in the lives of children living in foster care due to abuse and neglect. Help further our goal to change these children's stories by providing oversight and governance and by assisting with the fundraising and organizational development of this established non-profit.

Organizational Priorities:
CASA is in a period of growth with a Board-approved plan to expand our capacity to serve every child in Prince George's County foster care. In addition to general expansion, CASA is looking to diversify our volunteer pool to reflect the population we serve which is majority African-American with an increasing number of youth with Limited English Proficiency. CASA is also seeking more male volunteers to serve young men in foster care.

Mission:
Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)/ Prince George’s County, Inc. is a volunteer-based organization that partners with the juvenile court to improve the lives of children living in foster care who have suffered from abuse and neglect. With a strong commitment to diversity, CASA/ Prince George’s County trains and supervises volunteers from the community who advocate for the best interest of children, recognizing and respecting each child’s individual needs. By providing a voice to children in the foster care system, it is our goal to help children and promote the timely placement of those we serve in safe, permanent homes.

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About Court Appointed Special Advocate - Prince George's County, Inc.

Location:

6811 Kenilworth Ave, Suite 402, Riverdale, MD 20737, US

Mission Statement

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)/Prince George's County, Inc. is a volunteer-based organization that partners with the juvenile court to positively impact the lives of abused and neglected youth living in foster care. CASA volunteers change a child's story by becoming a trusted advocate for the best interests of children and teens.

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.

Board Development
Children & Youth
Justice & Legal

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

6811 Kenilworth AvenueSuite 402Riverdale, MD 20737

(38.97052,-76.91398)
 

SKILLS

  • Business Planning
  • Financial Auditing
  • Donor Management
  • Fundraising
  • Community Outreach
  • Benefits

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 21
  • 2 years; about 2-5 hours per month
  • CASA seeks Board Members with a variety of professional experience. Preference for applicants who are familiar with Prince George's County or DC-Metro area businesses and funders. Personal financial contribution required.

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