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CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) for Children

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ORGANIZATION: CASA of Houston County, Inc.

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 115 people are interested
Volunteer with heart

A CASA Advocate is a screened and trained community volunteer who is appointed by a judge to advocate for an abused or neglected child in juvenile court dependency proceedings at no fault of their own.

Pre-service advocacy training includes hybrid classes using the National CASA curriculum, local and federal background screening, and in-person court observation. Please contact us for the next training class. Upon successful completion of the training, advocates are sworn in and obtain a certificate of completion to represent the best interest of abused and neglected children in the juvenile court system in Houston County, GA.

Through recommendations to the Juvenile Judge, CASAs advocate for the physical, emotional, educational, spiritual, and intellectual well-being of the child(ren) served. Other core advocacy goals are safety and permanency with each CASA assignment.

Join our team and Change a Child's Story!

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About CASA of Houston County, Inc.

Location:

Houston County Juvenile Justice Complex, 206 Carl Vinson Parkway, Warner Robins, GA 31088, US

Mission Statement

To recruit, train, supervise & retain culturally responsive volunteers to advocate for the "best interest" of abused and/or neglected children in Houston County; one child at a time.

Description

Every year more than half a million abused and neglected children are in need of safe, permanent, nurturing homes. That's where CASA steps in. CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) was created in 1977 to make sure the abuse and neglect these children originally suffered at home doesn't continue as abuse and neglect at the hands of the system. As trained advocates, CASA volunteers are appointed by judges to be a voice for these children in court. The result is that a child is placed into a safe, loving home where he/she can thrive. It is the CASA vision to provide a volunteer for each and every abused and neglected child who needs one.

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
Justice & Legal
Advocacy & Human Rights, Children & Youth, Justice & Legal

WHEN

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WHERE

206 Carl Vinson ParkwayWarner Robins, GA 31088

(32.59849,-83.66398)
 

SKILLS

  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Child Welfare
  • People Skills
  • Critical Thinking
  • Brand Development & Messaging
  • Data Entry

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • At least 1 year commitment, or until case assignment ends.
  • National CASA training curriculum. Successful volunteer is dependable, detail-oriented, team-player, self-motivated, and has a heart for children.

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