Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA

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CARE House of Oakland County

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CASA Volunteers are everyday citizens who are trained to represent the best interest of abused and neglected children in the courtroom and other settings.

Appointed by the 6th Judicial Circuit Court, CASA's watch over and advocate for children within the court system, to make sure they don't get lost in the overburdened legal and social service structures or languish in inappropriate home settings. Through weekly contact with the child and communication with the adults involved in the child's life, CASA's asses the child's needs, look for resources to address those needs and make recommendations to the court through their findings.

The CASA advocate provides a consistent voice for the child during Court involvement and a constant, reliable presence to the child at this time in their life.

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About CARE House of Oakland County

Location:

44765 woodward Ave., Pontiac, MI 48341, US

Mission Statement

CARE House of Oakland County is a leading resource in the prevention of child abuse and neglect and the protection of children through advocacy, education, intervention, reseach and treament, in collaboration with the community.

Description

CARE House, aka Child Abuse and Neglect Council, was established 30 years ago by a collation of communities groups, including the prosecutor, police agencies, the Junior League of Birmngham to develop program to abate the growing issues of child abuse amd neglect. About 15 years ago the agency became an "child advocacy" center, where children alleged victimes of sexual or severe physical abuse or sexual assault are interviewed by a forensic interviewer while police, prosecutor, and protective services observe. The multi-discipline approach reduces the traumatization of children who have experienced these events.

CARE House presents various educational programs to the community in an effort to educate the community on its responsibility to protect children. Recently the agency added Stewards of Children program to its educational aspect.

Another program is our participation in the Healthy Start collaborative to provide support for new mothers for up to five years. We also hold parent education classes using the Nuuring Parent model.

In additional we are an affiliated program with National CASA to provide court advocacy for children under jurisdiction of the 6th Circuit Court Family Division for negelct and abuse .

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

44765 Woodward Ave.Pontiac, MI 48341

(42.6174,-83.27807)
 

SKILLS

  • Child Welfare
  • Child Advocacy
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Family Law
  • Case Work / Management
  • Social Work

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Up to a year is needed. Consistency is vital.
  • This is a high impact volunteer position which requires 30+ hours of training

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