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CASA of San Joaquin County

CASA of San Joaquin County

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is a national organization of programs who recruit and train local volunteers to advocate and speak as voice for the very best interest of foster youth; at home, at school and in the court room. CASA of San Joaquin County is just one of the programs operating under the umbrella of the Child Abuse Prevention Council (CAPC) of San Joaquin County. You don't need any prior experience or education to become a CASA volunteer in San Joaquin County; you just need to have a heart for children and be willing to commit quality one-on-one time with them on a regular basis.

We are currently interviewing prospective applicants to begin training during one of our upcoming training sessions. Training will be done both online and in person at our Newberry office. Please visit our web page for upcoming training schedules, you will also find a link to our online application as well as information about our program or becoming a CASA Volunteer.

https://nochildabuse.org/casa/ If you are interested in becoming a CASA Volunteer, you must;

  • be at least 21 years old,
  • have a valid Driver's License, with fewer than 3 points on your driver's record,
  • have access to an insured vehicle,
  • have no DUI's in the past 10 years,
  • have no history of domestic violence or crimes against children,
  • have any history of with Child Protected Services against you or anyone in your household
Participants must view our online ORIENTATION VIDEO (link below) -ZOOM option available ; Complete & Submit our online APPLICATION (link below), Participate in a pre-training interview with one of our staff members (they will contact you), Complete our 30 hour training curriculum (half online and half in person),

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About CASA of San Joaquin County

Location:

127 N Sutter St, STOCKTON, CA 95202, US

Mission Statement

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of San Joaquin County. The CASA Program endeavors to ensure that abused, neglected and abandoned children who have become dependents of the San Joaquin County Court will have a safe and permanent home.

Description

CASA - A Powerful Voice in a Child's Life

CASA of San Joaquin County is currently recruiting community volunteers to serve as "eyes and ears" for the Court and provide a "voice" for a child; at home, in school and in the court room. CASA of San Joaquin County provides the screening, training and on-going support necessary to be successful advocates for the neediest of children in our County. The CASA volunteer provides continuity by staying on the case until it is permanently resolved. Volunteers are expected to have contact with their CASA child every week, attend court hearings as needed, and provide written reports to the court. The written reports include all interviews, visits, and assessments taken by the CASA in regard to recommendations based on the child’s very best interest. If you, or someone you know is interested in becoming a CASA volunteer please contact Trinidad Olivas-Newcomb at (209) 644-5319

Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
Community

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

127 N Sutter StStockton, CA 95202

(37.95491,-121.28645)
 

SKILLS

  • Youth Services
  • Child Welfare
  • Child Advocacy
  • Community Outreach
  • Cross-cultural Communication

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • LINK TO ONLINE APPLICATION: https://ca-sanjoaquin.evintosolutions.com/VolunteerApplication
  • Informational Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGK_Cx-VIsE&list=PLDD858C0788C90598&index=41&t=7s

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