First Circuit CASA Program


(43.71349,-98.02411)
 

Cause Areas

When

Fri Jan 01, 2016 - Sat Dec 31, 2016

Where

First Circuit CASA200 East 5th AvenueSuite #2Mitchell, SD 57301

About

A child's voice in court

CASA refers to a Court Appointed Special Advocate, a trained community volunteer appointed by a judge to represent the best interests of abused and neglected children that are in the court system through no fault of their own. Each year a half million abused and neglected children need to find a safe permanent home.

Work along side attorneys and social workers as appointed officers of the court. No special or legal background is required. Volunteers undergo a thorough training course conducted by the First Circuit CASA program volunteer, submits a report to the court that includes factual information, concerns, and recommendation about whether the child should be placed in foster care, reunited with parents, or legally freed to be adopted. Only 1 or 2 cases at a time are given to each volunteer.

Help in the office with computer data entry and mailings.Help with varies fundraiser events.

Terms: Site is handicapped accessible, Volunteer must be at least 55 years of age

Skills

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 55
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