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Boston CASA

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Boston CASAs (Court Appointed Special Advocates) are appointed by juvenile court judges to be the eyes and ears of the court in complicated abuse and neglect cases. CASA volunteers work to be a unifying force on behalf of children - gathering information, communicating with all parties, and ensuring that children in foster care have a caring and consistent adult speaking up for them and making sure they are receiving the care they need and deserve.

CASA volunteers stay with a child until the case is closed and the child is in a safe and permanent home. For many abused children, their CASA volunteer will be the one constant adult presence in their lives in which foster parents, social workers, lawyers, teachers and mental health providers can change frequently. A child with a CASA volunteer is more likely to find a safe, permanent home; is half as likely to re-enter the foster care system; and is more likely to succeed in school.

We require all potential volunteers to go through an application process, to be at least 21 years of age, and able to commit to 18 months with the Program. Visit our volunteer page to learn more: https://bostoncasa.org/volunteer

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About Boston CASA

Location:

85 Merrimac Street, Suite 401, Boston, MA 02114, US

Mission Statement

All children have a right to permanency and loving care. But each year hundreds of thousands of children across the United States are abused, neglected or abandoned by their families. Many are removed from their homes and placed in foster care and end up before the court where a Judge must decide their future. The Boston CASA Program is designed to aid the court in giving these children a permanent home.

Description

The Boston CASA Program recruits, trains and supervises volunteers from the community to advocate for abused and neglected children involved in Care and Protection proceedings. CASA/GAL volunteers are appointed by the Judge as Guardian ad Litem's for "Best Interest". These Gal's conduct thorough on-going investigations, present relevant facts at court hearings and provide advocacy. CASA/Gal's work to ensure that services are being provided to the children, while they are in care.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

85 Merrimac StreetSuite 401Boston, MA 02114

(42.36365,-71.06134)
 

SKILLS

  • Child Welfare
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Child Advocacy
  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 30 hours of initial training and 12 hours of on-going training throughout the year. Some flexibility during daytime hours required (approximately 10-15 hours per month)

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