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Snohomish County Office of the Court Appointed Special Advocate

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Snohomish County CASA

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Snohomish County CASA

Volunteer your time to change a child's life.
Nobody longs for a safe and loving family more than a child in foster care. Volunteer court appointed special advocates (CASA) are empowered by the courts to help make this dream a reality. CASAs are often the one consistent adult in the child’s life, speaking up for them throughout the dependency process and making recommendations as to what is in the child’s best interest.

Becoming a CASA volunteer is an investment of time, energy and heart.

The CASA is a sworn officer of the court who gathers fact-based information about the child’s situation. As an advocate for the child, the CASA speaks with individuals involved in the child’s life so they can make objective recommendations to the court as to what is in the child’s best interest regarding their future, such as being reunified with their parents, living with relatives, guardianship or adoption. The CASA prepares reports to the court with their recommendations, attends all court hearings for the child, visits the child on a regular basis and participates in case related meetings. The CASA follows through on the case until it is permanently resolved. Each case is as unique as the child involved.

The Snohomish County Office of the Court Appointed Special Advocate is actively seeking volunteers from all cultures, professions, ethnic and educational backgrounds to join our team.

We seek to recruit, train and supervise quality volunteers who reflect the diversity of the population we serve. As a volunteer, CASAs are thoroughly trained and well supported by professional staff to help them through each case.


CASA Information Sessions:

The Snohomish County Office of the Court Appointed Special Advocate is hosting 1-hour informational sessions via Zoom to discuss the role of a CASA Volunteer. If you are interested in participating in an informational session please inquire by sending an email to CASA@snoco.org, or by calling our main office line at 425-388-7854.

Upcoming Informational Sessions Friday, August 21, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm Wednesday, September 2, 2020 6:00pm - 7:00pm Friday, September 18, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm



More opportunities with Snohomish County CASA

No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.

About Snohomish County CASA

Location:

2801 10th St 2nd Floor, Everett, WA 98201, US

Mission Statement

To recruit, train and support quality volunteer advocates for the best interests of abused, neglected and abandoned children.

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.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
Community

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

2801 10th StreetEverett, WA 98201

(48.00447,-122.19326)
 

SKILLS

  • Child Welfare
  • Child Development
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Youth Services
  • Special Needs
  • Social Work

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • Qualified applicants are required to participate in a 30+ hour pre-service training, commit to remain with their assigned case until it is dismissed and possess a desire to make difference in the life of a child.

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