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Be a Court Appointed Special Advocate for Children with CASA Youth Advocates, Inc.

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ORGANIZATION: CASA Youth Advocates, Inc.

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Be a child's voice!

A compelling volunteer opportunity helping to represent the best interests of abused and neglected children in dependency court proceedings in Delaware and Chester counties. Volunteers are matched with one or more children from a family and work with caregivers, caseworkers, attorneys and other professionals to gather and present information concerning permanency of the children (reunification with the birth family or placement in safe and permanent homes through adoption), appropriate placements, and necessary services.

Volunteers are provided with initial training and ongoing support including supervision by a case supervisor and continuing education opportunities.

Time commitment is 10-15 hours a month with flexible hours.

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About CASA Youth Advocates, Inc.

Location:

PO Box 407, Media, PA 19063, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is empowering community volunteers to connect with and champion children and youth involved in the child welfare system, advocating for equity, resources, stability and permanency. Our vision is a bright future in which all children and youth have the resiliency, consistent relationships with caring adults, and access to child welfare, education, health, and human services they need to fully experience the joys of childhood and pursue their dreams. Our agency values are authenticity, collaboration, compassion, consistency, effectiveness, equity and volunteerism.

Description

Our History:

In 1992, CASA Youth Advocates Inc. was formed, building on the work of volunteers supporting children in Delaware County that dated back to the 1970’s. In 2012, CASA added its Educational Decision Maker service to empower volunteers to help youth with special education needs make academic decisions. In 2015, CASA expanded to begin serving children and youth in Chester County. In 2019, CASA launched the Voices for Children Coalition in Delaware County to improve the safety net of services for children and families. In 2023, CASA joined several other organization in launching the Safer Schools Strong Neighborhoods collaborative project serving Chester, PA.

Our Model:

CASA is a volunteer driven organization providing best interest advocacy efforts to children involved in the child welfare and dependency court systems. Our volunteers advocate for safe and permanent homes for youth, close the gaps in service, and provide the supportive presence of a consistent, caring adult. Advocates are provided with extensive training and supported by a team of paid staff, to help ensure each volunteer has the knowledge, guidance and support needed to be successful in this volunteer role.

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
Justice & Legal
Advocacy & Human Rights, Children & Youth, Justice & Legal

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Media, PA 19063

(39.91678,-75.3877)
 

SKILLS

  • Youth Services
  • Child Welfare
  • Advocacy
  • Child Development
  • Child Advocacy
  • Special Needs

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • Flexible - 10-15 hours per month
  • To learn more, attend an information session (https://airtable.com/appgmhAJieEe66146/shr5lYaygWTHC2P3p). Training cohorts are held several times a year - the next opportunities are in May and September 2024.

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