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CASA of Bradley and Polk Counties

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CASA

An Advocate is a Voice of a Child CASA of Bradley & Polk Counties is a non-profit that works with local volunteers to make sure the voices of abused and neglected children are heard. CASA volunteers are everyday citizens appointed by judges to advocate for the safety and well-being of children who have an unstable home situation. These volunteers speak on behalf of a vulnerable child and represent their best interests in court. The Process of Becoming an Advocate Each advocate goes through an interview process, background check and is trained using a nationally approved curriculum. The training process covers home visit best practices, insights from child welfare professionals, court observation and much more. Once volunteers have completed their training they are sworn in by a judge and are appointed by the court to advocate on behalf of children in the community. For more information on this opportunity, please contact us by phone at 423-472-5800 or by email at vista@casabp.org.

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About CASA of Bradley and Polk Counties

Location:

85 South Ocoee St, Cleveland, TN 37311, US

Mission Statement

To work tirelessly until ever child shares in the safe embrace of a loving family.

Description

Volunteer advocates fill a vital role. Here's how it works:

  • CASA is appointed to a case by a local judge.
  • Appointment usually takes place when a petition is brought before the judge, in cases of reported child abuse or neglect.
  • CASA takes the information of both parties and launches an unbiased investigation using volunteer and staff advocates.
  • The detailed report provides the judge with an accurate depiction of circumstances.
  • Volunteer and staff advocates make recommendations in the report which are fact based, and seek to promote the most positive outcome for the child.
  • When the proceedings conclude, CASA continues to monitor the case to make sure all court orders are upheld, and the safety of the child continues to be priority.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
Community

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

85 South Ocoee StCleveland, TN 37311

(35.15871,-84.87601)
 

SKILLS

  • Child Welfare

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 30 Hours of training and flexible hours after.
  • An insured vehicle.

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