Volunteer Guardian ad Litem

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THIRD DISTRICT GUARDIAN AD LITEM PROGRAM INC

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Third District Guardian ad Litem Program

We represent children in foster care, and are their eyes and ears and speak for their interests in court. We make sure that throughout the entire duration in Protective Care, they are always safe, happy, and healthy, and we try to make sure that if/when they do go back home, they won't end up back in care. We write reports to a Judge, and then attend court to speak on behalf of these neglected and abused children who can't. We're looking for volunteers to join us. We provide all the training and shadowing necessary to do an effective job. You'll take on one or two cases maximum, and go visit the kiddos in care and compile a report of their circumstances and any recommendations you may have concerning their well-being (don't worry, we'll train you up in report writing too). Our Advocate Coordinators will be with you every step of the way. Currently, we represent six counties: Adams, Gem, Canyon, Owyhee, Payette, and Washington. In these six counties, we have more than 650 active cases and not enough volunteers to cover even half that capacity, which means some of these children are going without representation during this extremely difficult process. As a volunteer, you'll befriend the child, color with them, sing karaoke, take them to a park and play on the swings - you are their friend. We help them know they can trust us, and they, in turn, depend upon us to be their voice in a complicated welfare system. You don't need any prior experience, all we ask is that you are 21 years old or older, and are able to pass a background check. If you are not interested in being a Guardian ad Litem, we're also looking for volunteers to help with office work, someone familiar with Google Drive to help our storage organizing, and someone to assist our Advocate Coordinators in report writing. For more information, please visit www.3rddistrictguardian.org.

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About THIRD DISTRICT GUARDIAN AD LITEM PROGRAM INC

Location:

PO BOX 789, CALDWELL, ID 83606, US

Mission Statement

We believe in protecting children, serving communities, and advocating for the vulnerable population who can't advocate for themselves - children in Foster Care. We are a nonprofit organization that trains volunteers to be the powerful voice of good in a child protection case. We advocate strictly for the best interest of the child and create a positive adult relationship with these precious ones.

Description

We are the CASA division for Western Idaho. We were founded in 2016 in Canyon County and currently serve the largest percentage of foster children in Idaho. We train and support community volunteers who act as a voice for children who have been abused and neglected. We advocate for them in court, in the community, and in their families.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

410 N KimballCaldwellCaldwell, ID 83605

(43.66879,-116.68329)
 

SKILLS

  • Child Welfare
  • Child Advocacy
  • Family Law
  • Case Work / Management
  • Relationship Building
  • Social Work

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 8 hours a month
  • 2 year committment

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