CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) Volunteer
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The Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Volunteer is assigned to a child (or sibling group) involved in a deprivation case. The Volunteer speaks up for the child's best interests throughout the child's journey through the child welfare system. The CASA volunteer conducts an independent fact-gathering mission to provide the judicial system with enough information to make a permanency plan for each child involved. The CASA's only job is to speak for the child, to assure his or her best interests do not get overlooked while in protective custody, and to assist in having the child placed in a safe, nurturing, permanent home as quickly as possible.
The CASA's volunteer assignment is:
-To gather information to ascertain the facts and circumstances of the child's situation
-To seek cooperative solutions (with: DFCS caseworkers, parents, relatives, other agencies, etc.) which will serve the child's best interests
-To seek a permanent plan for the child in a permanent placement
-To maintain strict confidentiality of all information related to a child or their families
-To provide written reports of findings and recommendations to the CASA program staff five business days prior to court hearings
-To attend court hearings and reviews to represent the child's best interests
-To communicate regularly with program staff about the case and advocacy steps taken to ensure the best interest of the child is advocated for
-To maintain genuine care and concern for the best interest of the child
-To successfully complete the pre-requisites of the CASA screening process
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About Advo-Kids CASA Inc.
141 W Solomon St, Griffin, GA 30223, US
The Advo-Kids Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Program is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide trained, screened, and supervised volunteers to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children involved in juvenile court deprivation proceedings within the Griffin Judicial Circuit.
Advo-Kids CASA trains and supervises volunteers who advocate for abused and neglected children in the juvenile court system in Fayette, Pike, Spalding, and Upson Counties. A CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) assesses the child's situation through interviews with the child, parents, guardians, caretakers, social workers, and other service providers. The CASA reports to the judge what is in the best interest for the child as well as advocates for their needs and wishes outside of the courtroom.
CASA's role starts after the children have been removed from the home and enter the Georgia court system. A judge can appoint a CASA at his or her discretion who then gathers information about the child's situation, attends court proceedings, and makes recommendations to the judge in order to better inform his or her decision concerning the child's future.
We'll work with your schedule.
141 W Solomon St.Griffin, GA 30223
- People Skills
- Relationship Building
- Verbal / Written Communication
- Critical Thinking
- Youth Services
- Social Work
- People 55+
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 21
- Orientation or Training
- Length of time varies