Court Appointed Special Advocates Needed


(35.50936,-97.86776)
 

Cause Areas

When

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

Where

7905 E Hwy 66El Reno, OK 73036

About

We need people from the community to help Canadian County CASA, Inc. serve the best interests of children in DHS custody. On average, a child with a CASA moves through the system and into a safe and permanent home 60% more quickly than a child without a CASA. These children are also in need of positive connections in their lives. They have been through a lot, and they need somebody to help lift their spirits. You can be that positive link in their lives, and that impact will be felt for the life of the child.
Do You Qualify?
Are you 21 or older? Can you pass a background check? If so, you qualify to be appointed by the court as a CASA advocate. People from all backgrounds can become wonderful CASA advocates.
Time Commitment
On average, our volunteers spend between 6 and 12 hours per month working on their case and interacting with their child(ren). CASA advocates enjoy the flexibility of the opportunity. The only inflexible part of being a CASA advocate is when there is a court review for your case. However, court reviews usually only occur once every 3 to 6 months, and advocates are given notice well ahead of time.
Training
Training is free and flexible. We provide you with a manual. Reading the manual counts as 20 hours towards your training requirement, and you can complete that when and where you please. Then we provide 10 hours of in office training in 3 sessions. The last session is court observation and swearing in.

Skills

  • Child Welfare
  • Child Development
  • Legal (General)
  • Child Advocacy
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Youth Services

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 6 to 12 hours per month

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