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CASA- Advocate for an Abused Child Today in the St. George area.

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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 volunteer to help them with their case.

The Office of Guardian ad Litem and CASA is looking for more volunteers. CASA is the only volunteer organization that empowers everyday citizens as officers of the court. Being a CASA volunteer does not require any special education or background. We are simply looking for people who care about children and have common sense. As a volunteer, you will be thoroughly trained and well supported by professional staff to help you through each case. A Guardian ad Litem is an attorney that represents the best interest of children who are involved Juvenile Court because they were abused, neglected or are dependent through no fault of their own.

Please contact Emily at Emilys@utcourts.gov Office: 435-986-6850 Mobile: 435-773-0360

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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

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WHERE

206 West TabernacleSuite 175St. George, UT 84770

(37.10865,-113.58755)
 

SKILLS

  • Child Welfare
  • Mentoring
  • Child Advocacy
  • Youth Services
  • Advocacy
  • Crisis Intervention

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • After training, volunteers spend 5-10 hours per mo
  • We require at least one year commitment, the children need consistency. Must be 21 years old and pass a Federal BCI. Must also pass a Child Abuse Registry screening. We provide training and screening at no cost to you.

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