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CASA of Monterey County- Online Info Session

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CASA of Monterey County

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Help an abused or neglected Monterey County foster child.
Volunteer with CASA of Monterey County!

- TO REGISTER FOR THIS VIRTUAL ZOOM MEETING -

Visit the CASA of Monterey County Events calendar by copying & pasting into a new browser window: https://casaofmonterey.org/cal.

Once registered, you will receive confirmation and the link to the meeting of your choice.

If you would prefer a phone info session or don't see a virtual session that works for you, please email us at info@casaofmonterey.org or give us a call at (831) 222-3910

- BEING A CASA VOLUNTEER -
Our Winter training will be held in February2020- attending one of our info sessions is the first step!

CASA of Monterey County is seeking strong-hearted volunteers to:
1. Advocate for a foster child both in court and in the community
2. Be one of the few stable adults in that child's life as they face the challenges of foster care

REQUIREMENTS:
- 21 years of age or over
- Commitment to a child a minimum of 18 months/ 12-16 hrs. per month
- Be able to pass a thorough background check

CASA of Monterey County provides comprehensive volunteer training and staff support needed for you to succeed in this very special & rewarding form of giving back to your community!

Please note, the youth we work with do not go to your homes. As a volunteer, you meet with them, get to know them, and let the dependency court judge know how their lives are truly going under the guidance of CASA staff. CASA is not an adoption or placement agency.

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About CASA of Monterey County

Location:

945 S. Main Street, Ste. 107, SALINAS, CA 93901, US

Mission Statement

To train and support community volunteers who advocate for abused or neglected children placed in foster care, upholding the children's rights while pursuing a safe and permanent home.

Description

CASA - Court Appointed Special Advocates - is a nationwide organization that provides a volunteer advocate for children in the foster care system. Volunteer advocates are the voice representing the child's best interests in court and other public forums about the individual child. Advocates also form an ongoing relationship with the child. By getting to know the child individually, the advocate is better equipped to represent the child in all case-related matters. Often the CASA Advocate is the only consistent relationship the child has ever had.

CASA Advocates receive 35 hours of pre-service training, which includes understanding the dependency court process, the foster care system, and, most importantly, how to work with a child and be their voice. Upon completing training, the new advocate is assigned to an experienced and highly supportive CASA staff person known as an Advocate Supervisor. The Advocate Supervisor provides on-going support and training on all case-related matters.

Please contact us today for more information!

Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
Community

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Monterey CountySalinas, CA 93907

(36.79185,-121.65112)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimum 18-month commitment/ 12-16 Hours per month

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