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CASA for Children of DC

CASA for Children of DC provides volunteers (adults age 21 and over) with the opportunity to work with a young person (usually between 6 and 21) who has suffered from abuse or neglect.

CASA volunteers receive 30 hours of training and are then appointed by a judge to represent the best interest of a young person in foster care. CASAs provide the court with valuable insight into the child's life by gathering information about the youth's situation, submitting reports, and making recommendations to the court in the best interest of the young person. CASAs dedicate a minimum of 15 hours per month to their case for at least one year, and attend hearings with their young person once every 3-4 months. These hearings are held during daytime, working hours, but much of the remainder of the CASA work can be done on evenings and weekends.

For more information contact our Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@casadc.org.

Thank you so much for wanting to make a difference in the life of a child!

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About CASA for Children of DC

Location:

220 I St. NE, Suite 285, Washington, DC 20002, US

Mission Statement

There are approximately 2,500 foster children in the DC Family Court system. 1,500 new cases of abuse and neglect appear each year. CASA DC's goal is to recruit and train volunteers to serve every one of these children. CASA DC offers kinds of volunteer opportunities, both of which pair an adult (21+) with a young person (usually between 6 and 21) who has suffered from abuse or neglect.

Description

CASA- Court Appointed Special Advocates are trained to speak up for children in the DC Foster Care system. CASAs are appointed by a judge to represent the best interest of a foster care child or youth. CASAs gather information about each child’s situation, submit reports to the court, make recommendations in the best interest of the child and provide the court with valuable insight into the child’s life. CASAs dedicate a minimum of 10-15 hours per month to their case for at least a year.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

CASA for Children of DC220 I (Eye) ST NESuite 285Washington, DC 20002

(38.90151,-77.0026)
 

SKILLS

  • Mentoring
  • Child Welfare
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Youth Services

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 10-15 hours/month for at least one year
  • Applicants must complete a background check.

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