Court Appointed Special Advocate

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Porter County CASA Program

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Porter County CASA Program
Become a Court Appointed Special Advocate

CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocate, and the CASA program is designed to train and support volunteers who represent the best interests of abused and neglected children in the courtroom and other settings. CASA volunteers are appointed by judges to watch over and advocate for these children to make sure that their individual needs remain a priority in an over-burdened child welfare system. Volunteers stay with each case until it is closed and the child is placed in a safe, permanent home. For many abused children, their CASA volunteer will be the one constant adult presence in their lives. Independent research has demonstrated that children with a CASA volunteer are substantially less likely to spend time in long-term foster care and less likely to reenter care. Our vision to provide a volunteer for each and every abused and neglected child who needs one.

In Porter County, CASA has been a part of the Family & Youth Services Bureau since 1989, and is a member program of National CASA. Being a part of the CASA program can be a life-changing experience that makes our community a better place.



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About Porter County CASA Program

Location:

253 W. Lincolnway, Valparaiso, IN 46383, US

Mission Statement

The mission of CASA is to speak for the best interests of abused and neglected children in the courts. We promote and support quality volunteer representation for children to provide each child a safe, permanent, nurturing home.

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.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

National Organization; locally in Porter County253 W LincolnwayValparaiso, IN 46383

(41.46752,-87.06397)
 

SKILLS

  • Child Advocacy
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training

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