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CASA for Kids Inc

Become a CASA and make a difference for a child going through the child welfare and juvenile court systems in Sullivan and Hawkins Counties!

A Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) is a trained community volunteer who is appointed by a judge to advocate for the best interests of an abused or neglected child involved in juvenile court dependency proceedings.

The CASA volunteer gathers information about the child’s situation, attends court hearings and makes a recommendation to the Court so that the judge has the information to make an informed decision about the child’s future.

A CASA volunteer protects a child’s right to be safe, to be treated with dignity and respect, and to learn and grow in the safe embrace of a loving family.

QUALIFICATIONS

* Sincere interest for the well-being of children

* At least 21 years of age

* Pass criminal background checks

* Good verbal & written communication skills

* Ability to be objective & non-judgmental

* Available to attend court hearings

* Commitment to CASA program for at least 1 year

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About CASA for Kids, Inc.

Location:

310 Shelby Street, Kingsport, TN 37660, US

Mission Statement

CASA's mission is to advocate for the best interest of children alleged to be neglected or abused and appointed to us through the Juvenile Courts.

We will accomplish this by recruiting,training, and supervising dedicated community volunteers. Following sucessful completion of training, volunteers are sworn in by the Judges to be Court Appointed Special Advocates.

Court Appointed Special Advocates will research and relay accurate information to the court, speaking up for the children in all court hearings, monitoring the home or foster care services. This will facilitate placement for children in a safe, healthy,permanent home in a expedient manner. The goal being to protect the children by having a stable loving family raise them, whether biologically, relatives, or through adoption.

CASA ensures children are not 'lost' in the system of the Courts and foster care, and in preventing abuse, helps prevent juvenile delinquency.

Description

Serving alleged abused/neglected children in Sullivan and Hawkins Counties as appointed by the Juvenile Courts. To investigate and make recommendations to the judge in the best interest of the child.

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
Justice & Legal
Advocacy & Human Rights, Children & Youth, Justice & Legal

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

310 Shelby StreetKingsport, TN 37660

(36.54863,-82.56058)
 

SKILLS

  • Mentoring
  • People Skills
  • Public Relations
  • Community Outreach

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimum 1 year commitment as a CASA Volunteer
  • Must be objective at all times to ensure the best interests of the child are met

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