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Child Advocates of Silicon Valley

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Speak Up for a Foster Child
www.bemyadvocate.org

Are you looking for a challenging and rewarding volunteer experience?

If so, sign up to become a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA). A CASA is a trained community volunteer who is appointed by a judge to advocate for a foster child’s best interest in court. Foster children are placed in the dependency court system for having experienced abuse, neglect or abandonment.

As a CASA volunteer you will act as a mentor, advocate and voice for the child you serve. You will work with legal and child welfare professionals, educators and service providers to ensure the child’s voice is heard. Your advocacy will enable judges to make the most well-informed decision for the child you serve.

If you’re someone that has the time, energy and courage to help a foster child, sign up for an info session to learn more about becoming a CASA by visiting BeMyAdvocate.org/volunteer.

Act fast, the next training begins April 21, 2020.

Space is limited!

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About Child Advocates of Silicon Valley

Location:

509 Valley Way, Bldg 2, Milpitas, CA 95035, US

Mission Statement

The mission of Child Advocates of Silicon Valley is to provide stability and hope to children who have experienced abuse and neglect by being a powerful voice in their lives.

Description

Child Advocates serves more than 800 foster children a year with a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteer. In Santa Clara County alone, there are more than 1,600 children and youth in the foster care system. CASA volunteers are needed to serve children who are in foster care on our wait list.

By matching volunteer CASAs with foster children, Child Advocates of Silicon Valley ensures that the needs and best interests of foster children in our program are met. Because our volunteers are court-appointed, they can thoroughly research every aspect of a child’s case, including meeting teachers, social workers and foster parents. Advocates provide reports to the court so judges can make decisions with clear and accurate information. In addition to representing children in court, CASAs serve as friends and mentors.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

509 Valley Way, Building 2Milpitas, CA 95035

(37.42759,-121.91493)
 

SKILLS

  • Mentoring
  • Youth Services
  • Child Welfare
  • Case Work / Management

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 12 months.

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