Become a Fostering Futures CASA to work with youth between the ages of 14 - 21 as they transition to adulthood.
Each year, at least 25,000, if not more, young people must leave foster care if they do not take advantage of extension of foster care services. Taking advantage of extension services is entirely voluntary. Many youth decline the services as they want to be out of the system and move on with their life. Unfortunately, for some that decline the services, they end up homeless, unemployed and in the criminal justice system. These youth have experienced maltreatment and lived with instability and are often not prepared to suddenly live independently and have to figure things out on their own - in other words, how to do what foster care did for them - feed, clothe, and house them. Aging out of foster care without a permanent home is the highest-risk outcome for a foster youth.
The focus of Fostering Futures is to improve outcomes for older and emanciipating youth, 14-21 years of age, served by CASA Volunteers. If you desire to work with older chidlren, this opportunity is for you!
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.
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.
Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
We'll work with your schedule.
310 Shelby StreetKingsport, TN37660
December 4, 2020
Teaching / Instruction
Driver's License Needed
Must be at least 21
Orientation or Training
One year commitment as a CASA Volunteer
Must complete Core CASA Training prior to Fostering Futures Training