CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) - Sring 2020 Evening Training
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CASA volunteers are specifically trained individuals from all walks of life who advocate for the well-being of Athens and Oconee children in foster care. They are appointed by the court to speak up for the best interest of children.
Providing compassionate, individualized attention to help each child find a safe, permanent home is a CASA volunteer's sole purpose. By meeting with teachers, doctors, lawyers, social workers, and foster parents, they improve the child's representation, both in and out of court.
CASA volunteers are a stable influence in the life of a foster child whose whole world has been turned upside down due to abuse or neglect. They give the child hope by giving them a voice.
We are offering two different times for our orientation. Orientation will be on August 20th at 10:30 am and 5:30 pm at 693 N. Pope St. There will be 6 in-person training sessions held weekly on Thursdays. The first day of training will be September 12th. We will offer both a morning (10:00-1:30) and evening (5:30-9:00) class. The last day of training will be October 17th. Our swearing in ceremony will be October 24th.
About Children First, Inc.
693 North Pope Street, Athens, GA 30601, US
Children First engages families in our community and through the courts to ensure safe, stable, nurturing living environments for children.
Children First, Inc. is a local nonprofit agency that administers several programs in the field of child welfare:
Athens-Oconee CASA trains and supervises volunteers to provide legal advocacy for abused and neglected children
Family Time Community Visitation provides supervised visitation for families seperated by abuse or neglect.
SPARC - Supportive Parenting and Access Resource Center works with non-custodial parents to increase their emotional and financial support of their children
693 North Pope StreetAthens, GA 30601
- Child Welfare
- Child Advocacy
- Family Law
- Youth Services
- Community Outreach
- People 55+
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 21
- Orientation or Training
- The life of a foster care case