In Prince George’s County, 21% of residents are born outside the U.S. and in approximately 22% of our cases, English proficiency for the child or parent is a barrier that we are not currently fully addressing. CASA is looking for Spanish-speaking volunteers to advocate for abused and neglected children in cases where the child and/or family have Limited English Proficiency. Become a volunteer and change a child's story!
Apply now for our next online Pre-Service Training session which begins in April. The sessions will be held live on Zoom once a week from 6-9 pm (total of 6 sessions). There will also be weekly online assignments to complete. Attendance at each session is required.
It is known that incidences of abuse and neglect increase during disasters. You can support the 300 youth in foster care who still need an advocate for their best interests. We are recruiting and training online. New CASA volunteers will have the opportunity to begin mentoring and advocating remotely. Apply today: http://bit.ly/APPLYpgcasa
Mentor a child or teen twice a month.
Write a court report advocating for the child or teen’s best interests.
Present the recommendations in the court report twice a year at civil court hearings.
Bilingual in English and Spanish (not required to be a native English speaker).
Enjoy working with children and teens.
Maintain youth’s confidentiality.
Open to learning about child welfare.
Time Requirements: CASA volunteers are required to volunteer 10-15 hours per month, which includes meeting with their assigned child or teen twice a month and communication with the important adults in the child/teen’s life. Also, there is a minimum 1-year commitment to the case for consistency for our youth.
Pre-service training - 30-hour training to learn about trauma-informed volunteering and the impact a CASA volunteer makes on the life of a youth.
Ongoing in-service training - 12 hours per year to learn about relevant topics to youth today (i.e. disability, educational needs, mental health first aid, etc.)
Free professional training.
Support and supervision from CASA Case Supervisors for advice and support during your case.
Opportunity to make a difference in your community.
About Court Appointed Special Advocate - Prince George's County, Inc.
6811 Kenilworth Ave, Suite 402, Riverdale, MD 20737, US
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)/Prince George's County, Inc. is a volunteer-based organization that partners with the juvenile court to positively impact the lives of abused and neglected youth living in foster care. CASA volunteers change a child's story by becoming a trusted advocate for the best interests of children and teens.
Every year more than half a million abused and neglected children are in need of safe, permanent, nurturing homes. That's where CASA steps in. CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) was created in 1977 to make sure the abuse and neglect these children originally suffered at home doesn't continue as abuse and neglect at the hands of the system. As trained advocates, CASA volunteers are appointed by judges to be a voice for these children in court. The result is that a child is placed into a safe, loving home where he/she can thrive. It is the CASA vision to provide a volunteer for each and every abused and neglected child who needs one.
Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
We'll work with your schedule.
6811 Kenilworth AveSuite 402Riverdale, MD20737
March 9, 2021
Driver's License Needed
Must be at least 21
Orientation or Training
10-15 hours of volunteering a month. 1-year commitment to the organization.
Background Check: Criminal Background, Driving Record, Child Abuse, SSN Verification, National Sex Offender Registry, and 3 personal/professional reference checks.