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CASA - The Voice of Clark County's Children

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Job Description for Volunteer
CASA - The Voice of Clark County's Children

Position Title: Court Appointed Special Advocate

Purpose of Position: Advocate for the best interest of an abused/neglected child who is involved in court proceedings in Clark County IN.

Qualifications:

21 years of age or older.
Ability to communicate orally and in writing.
Work compatibly with others.
Professional appearance and demeanor.

To Apply:
Complete the Volunteer Application form.
Provide three references unrelated to applicant.
Submit to background checks.

Complete a face to face interview.

Training Requirements:
Complete 30 hours of Volunteer Training.
Complete 12 hours of continued training annually.

Child Advocate Responsibilities:
Interview the child and relevant adults and gather as much factual information as possible. Collaboratively and professionally work with others involved in the case.
Review records regarding the case.
Submit a report to the court with recommendations that are in the best interest of the child.
Attend court hearings.

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About CASA - The Voice of Clark County's Children

Location:

P.O. Box 866, Jeffersonville, IN 47131, US

Mission Statement

MISSION STATEMENT of CASA - The Voice of Clark County's Children (A Court Appointed Special Advocate Program) CASA - The Voice of Clark County Children is a Court Appointed Special Advocate program. We train volunteers to advocate for the best interest of abused/neglected children in Clark County, Indiana.

Description

CASA - The Voice of Clark County's Children (A Court Appointed Special Advocate Program)
What does CASA do? CASA is an organization of screened and trained volunteers. The CASA volunteer is appointed by the court to a childs case and is an officer of the court. The volunteer is responsible for taking the time to find out as much as possible about the child. They search for information and review records. They interview parents, talk to teachers, social workers, health providers, neighbors, and most importantly spend time with the child. The CASA volunteer does not provide legal representation, that is the role of an attorney. As an independent, objective observer, and based upon the information, the volunteer submits a report to the court and recommends what is best for the childs future. The volunteer will also appear in court and attend hearings regarding the childs case.
Unfortunately, the courts are seeing an increasing number of children in abuse and neglect cases, and more volunteers are needed.
For further information, please contact:
Shannon Holt, Program Director
CASA - The Voice of Clark County Children
Email: clarkco@casavoice.org
Website: www.CASAVoice.org

Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
Justice & Legal

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

P.O. Box 866Jeffersonville, IN 47131

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 5-10 hours per month

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