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CASA- Advocate for an Abused Child Today in Cedar City

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ORGANIZATION: Utah Office of Guardian ad Litem and CASA Fifth Judicial District

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The Court Appointed Advocates (CASA) are community members who volunteer their time to be a second set of eyes and ears for these children--to make sure their needs are being met while in foster care. The attorneys' have high case loads in our county. On difficult cases, they sometimes need extra help. They ask support staff for a CASA to help them with their case. We promote and support quality volunteer representation for children to provide each child a voice. CASA volunteers are everyday citizens appointed to advocate for the safety and well-being of children who have been removed from their homes due to parental abuse or neglect. They stand up for these children, represent their best interests in courtrooms and other settings and help change their lives. For many abused children, their CASA volunteer will be the one constant adult presence in their lives during this time of crisis.

The Court Appointed Advocates (CASA) are community members who volunteer their time to be a second set of eyes and ears for these children--to make sure their needs are being met while in foster care. The child's attorneys' have high case loads in our county. On difficult cases, they sometimes need extra help. They ask support staff for a CASA volunteer to help them with their case.

Please contact Emily Scow - CASA Program Volunteer Coordinator in Cedar City.
emilys@utcourts.gov / 435-986-6850

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About Utah Office of Guardian ad Litem and CASA Fifth Judicial District

Location:

206 W. Tabernacle, Suite 175, St. George, UT 84770, US

Mission Statement

Our Mission is to preserve and strengthen families whenever possible, and when it is not, to achieve permanency for children in a timely manner. We work collaboratively to meet children’s needs for safety, stability, nurturance, and love. Our advocates strive to represent children with proficiency and diligence. We are accountable, ethical and professional as individuals and as a system.

Description

The Office of the Guardian ad Litem and CASA is a state office within the Judicial Branch of government which advocates for the best interest of abused and neglected children within the court system. The Guardian ad Litem attorney and CASA volunteers work in collaboration with key agencies and community resources to serve as the child's advocate and represent what is in the best interest of the child in the court. The Office of the Guardian ad Litem and CASA promotes the policies of the Child Welfare Reform Act: that children in foster care not remain in limbo more than 12 months without a permanency decision. The Office of the Guardian ad Litem and CASA also strive to assure adequate representation for each child for whom the office is appointed whether or not that child is in foster care.

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
Community
Advocacy & Human Rights, Children & Youth, Community

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

82 North 100 EastSuite 203Cedar City, UT 84720

(37.67878,-113.0596)
 

SKILLS

  • Child Welfare
  • Mentoring
  • Child Advocacy
  • Youth Services
  • Social Work
  • Advocacy

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • Approximately 5-10 hours per month. After case assignment, we ask that you commit to your case for one year because children need consistency. The training course we provide will require 30 hours.
  • Must be 21 and pass a Federal and Child Abuse Registry screening. We provide the screening at no cost.

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