"Lift Up A Child's Voice"


(42.9677,-85.66939)
 

Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

Kent County Courthouse180 Ottawa Aveune NWSuite 5200Grand Rapids, MI 49503

About

CASA - Court Appointed Special Advocates - exists to make sure the abuse and neglect children suffered at home does not continue at the hands of the overburdened family court system. As a trained advocate, a court appointed CASA volunteer builds a relationship with their assigned child in order to be a voice for that child in court. Volunteers meet regularly with their assigned children, make observations, ask questions, seek information, and constantly advocate for their "CASA kids" in foster homes, at school, and with caseworkers, physicians, therapists, and lawyers. CASA volunteers supplement the work of professionals, often serving as the only constant in very turbulent lives. The ultimate goal is to have each child placed in a safe, permanent, nurturing home where he or she may grow and thrive.

We welcome and encourage volunteers from all cultures, professions, and educational backgrounds.

Skills

  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Child Advocacy
  • Verbal / Written Communication

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 10 - 20 hours per month
  • In need of more men, bilingual individuals, or anyone age 21 through retirement!
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