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Become a Court Appointed Special Advocate for abused and neglected children

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CASA OF THE 16TH JDC, Inc

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Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) are highly trained to provide best-interest advocacy to the abused and neglected children in foster care.


As a CASA advocate, you will:

Learn - learn all you can about the child and his/her family and life

Engage - engage with the child during regular visits

Recommend - speak up for the child's best interest in court by making recommendations regarding the child's placement and needed services; as well as monitoring the child's situation until the case is released by the court.

Collaborate - collaborate with others to ensure that necessary services are provided and are in the child's best interest.

Report - report what you have learned and observed to the court.

How do you become a CASA advocate?

Step 1: Fill out an application at https://www.casa16jdc.org/ via the "Become a Volunteer" page
Step 2: Attend a personal interview with program staff
Step 3: Consent to background clearances
Step 4: Complete a 32-hour training course
Step 5: Be sworn in by a 16 th Judicial District Judge and appointed to a child abuse case which you will follow to its resolution, and the child reaches a safe, permanent home.

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About CASA OF THE 16TH JDC, Inc

Location:

121 W. Pershing Street, Suite 226, NEW IBERIA, LA 70562, US

Mission Statement

The mission of CASA of the 16th JDC, Inc. is to recruit, train and engage community volunteers to advocate for abused or neglected children in the 16th judicial district court system.

Description

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) are highly trained to provide best -interest advocacy to the abused and/or neglected children in foster care. We serve Iberia, St. Martin and St. Mary Parishes.

Change a child's story.

Right here in our community, abused and neglected children slip silently through the cracks of our court and foster care systems. These innocent victims of abuse, neglect, or abandonment silently wait for the courts to decide their future. Sometimes a child can remain adrift in foster care for years. That's where a CASA volunteer can make a difference - in helping that child reach a safe and permanent home.

As a CASA advocate, you will:
Learn - learn all you can about the child and his/her family and life
Engage - engage with the child during regular visits
Recommend - speak up for the child's best interest in court by making recommendations regarding the child's placement and needed services; as well as monitoring the child's situation until the case is released by the court.
Collaborate - collaborate with others to ensure that necessary services are provided and are in the child's best interest.
Report - report what you have learned and observed to the court.

Hope needs a helping hand.

Be that presence in a foster child's life.

If you have questions, please email at info@casa16jdc.org

Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
Justice & Legal

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

7261 Highway 182 EMorgan City, LA 70380

(29.6946,-91.18809)
 

SKILLS

  • Child Advocacy

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 10-15 hours a month

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