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Court Appointed Special Advocate

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YOUTH EMPOWERMENT SISKIYOU

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The CASA Mission:

Our CASA program recruits, screens and trains community volunteer advocates. Our mission is to monitor foster children’s progress through court proceedings, assess and inform the court of the children’s needs and progress and work toward permanent and safe placement of each child in a timely manner.

What does a CASA do?

CASA volunteers are adults who become stable, caring friends to abused and neglected children and strong voices in court on their behalf. A volunteer establishes a one-on-one relationship with a foster child and gives 2-3 hours per week communicating with the child (usually in person) and others involved in the child’s life while advocating for that child’s safety and best interest. Appointed by the court, CASAs ensure that our foster children don’t get lost in an overburdened system.

Our Goals:

  • Monitor the child's progress throughout the court proceedings, providing continuity and emotional support for the child.
  • Assess and inform the court of the child's needs, desires, and progress.
  • Work towards permanent and safe placement of the child in a timely manner.
  • Educate the public and help create awareness of the plight of children involved in the dependency process.
  • Recruit and train enough volunteers by 2025 that every foster child who wants one can have a CASA.

Go to our website for more details https://yesiskiyou.org/volunteers/

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About YOUTH EMPOWERMENT SISKIYOU

Location:

PO BOX 1337, YREKA, CA 96097, US

Mission Statement

"Youth Empowerment Siskiyou advocates for trauma-exposed, foster and at-risk youth. "

Description

We strive to build and support a strong local community in Siskiyou County, where every child, teen and young adult is and feels safe, loved and empowered.

Our current programs include Court Appointed Special Advocates, Luggage of Love, Trauma-Informed Summer Camp and Supervised Visitation.

We are pursuing building several new programs in 2020:

1) The Child Abuse Treatment (CHAT) Program which provides intensive therapeutic counseling services, on an outpatient basis, to children, under 18 years of age, who have been a victim of a crime.

2) Case management services in support of youth experiencing homelessness.

3) Expanding our CASA program to have trained Advocates ready to serve juvenile justice youth before the end of the year.


Our Values:

Equity. Individualized service plans better meet the needs of the people we serve. "One size fits all" may still leave people underserved.

Evolution. We are a locally responsive organization therefore we value engagement with our community. We want to grow together.

Nurture. We believe everyone deserves to be treated with compassion, dignity and empathy. We embrace trauma-informed care.

Integrity. We strive to be transparent as an organization and encourage our community to hold us accountable in discontinuing the harm that has been caused in the past by child welfare organizations.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
Community

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

700 South Main streetSTE. 4YrekaYreka, CA 96097

SKILLS

  • Youth Services
  • Child Welfare
  • Advocacy
  • Child Advocacy

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • Up to 2 years

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