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Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)

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ORGANIZATION: CASA of Rochester/Monroe County, Inc.

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CASA recruits, trains, and supports community volunteers who advocate on behalf of children in in neglect and abuse cases in our community. CASA Advocates collect their own information, get to know each child, and write reports directly to the court with concerns stated for what’s in the child’s best interests.

CASA Advocates:

Work alongside attorneys, caseworkers, and other providers of social services, as well as the parents and families of the children.

Interview parents, family members, teachers, doctors, foster parents, and other adults who may have information about the child.

Express concerns to the court about any issues or concerns relating to the child’s educational, medical, or emotional needs, and the most appropriate, permanent placement for that child.

Form trusting relationships with the children they serve and represent the children’s best interests at all times.

Advocate Requirements:

CASA Advocates must be at least 21 years old.

Participate in a pre-screening process which includes successfully passing criminal history and child abuse registry checks.

Participate in pre-service training composed of classroom and self-study components, Observe Family Court and complete training assignments.

Commit to a minimum of 24 months as a consistent Advocate. Volunteers spend an average of 10-15 hours per month serving as a CASA.

More opportunities with CASA of Rochester/Monroe County, Inc.

No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.

About CASA of Rochester/Monroe County, Inc.

Location:

Family Court of Monroe County, Hall of Justice, Rm 272, Rochester, NY 14614, US

Mission Statement

CASA of Rochester/Monroe County, Inc. is a private, nonprofit organization whose mission is to train and supervise a diverse group of volunteers to advocate for children who have been abused and/or neglected. These children are at risk of being removed, or have been removed, from their homes.

Description

CASA is a stand alone private nonprofit utilizing volunteers to advocate for subject children involved in neglect and abuse cases in Family Court.

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
Justice & Legal
Advocacy & Human Rights, Children & Youth, Justice & Legal

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Family Court of the State of New YorkHall of Justice, Room 27299 Exchange Blvd.Rochester, NY 14614

(43.15398,-77.61208)
 

SKILLS

  • Youth Services
  • Child Welfare
  • Child Advocacy
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Variable by case, usually 6-10 hours/month.

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