Be the Connection a Teen Needs Before Aging Out of Foster Care: Be a CASA


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When

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

Where

Various LocationsMaricopa CountyPhoenix, AZ 85009
teen in court

About

Harvard studies show that healthy relationships help those who have experienced trauma to overcome life's difficulties. All teenagers need a consistent adult in their life to make sure they have the support and resources they’ll need to step out into the world on their own. Teenagers in foster care especially need this support. As a CASA volunteer, you can provide this support-along with advocacy for their best interests-which can move them in the right direction; a monthly investment of your time that can change the course of a life. Learn how you can help a teen in foster care change the course of their life by providing a voice for their best interests in court. Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) are volunteers who are recognized nationally as the Voice of youth in foster care.

A Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) is an everyday citizen appointed by a judge to advocate for the safety and well-being of children who have been removed from their homes. No prior experience is necessary. We provide all the training you’ll need, along with a team to support you on your case. Your role will be to gather information from reports, social workers, doctors, family members and other professionals in the child's life. With the information you collect, you’ll represent the child’s best interest in court. A child with a CASA is more likely to receive targeted services and spend less time in out of home care.

Skills

  • Mentoring
  • Child Advocacy
  • Problem Solving
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Youth Services
  • Social Work

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 15-20 hours per month
  • ability to travel within Maricopa County

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