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Virtual Information Session- Bilingual (Spanish) Child Advocates for CASA of Middlesex County

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CASA of Middlesex County

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Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Middlesex County is actively seeking, bilingual, Spanish-speaking volunteers to speak up for abused and neglected kids in foster care. To learn more, join our information session for bilingual and Hispanic/Latino volunteers on 2/11 from 6:30-8:00. For more information email Felicia Davidson, at felicia@casaofmiddlesexcounty.org. The zoom link for the information session is: https://zoom.us/j/92579706558

Every year more than half a million abused and neglected children are in need of safe, permanent, nurturing homes. Too many spend years moving from one temporary home to another. They have no family to call their own. They are more likely than other children to face homelessness, unemployment, even prison as adults. That's why CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) is important. CASA was created to make sure the abuse and neglect these children originally suffered in the home doesn't continue as abuse and neglect at the hands of the system.

As trained advocates, CASA volunteers get to know children in foster care and talk with their caregivers, schools, therapists, and other professionals, in order to gather information about their wellbeing and advocate for them in court. CASA volunteers advocate for the appropriate services to be offered to the children and their families and assist the Court in determining the appropriate permanent plan for each child.

Applicants need not be native speakers, but able to effectively communicate in both Spanish and English.

Other than that, no special skills are required and you will receive all the training you need through CASA for Children in Middlesex County. Please note that we primarily serve children originating from Middlesex County, New Jersey, and that travel to other counties is possible.

The Information Session is online, but the volunteer work was and will be in-person after the Covid-19 pandemic is over. Currently, all volunteer work and trainings is virtual. Please be aware that we are a local branch of the national organization, so we are looking for volunteers from Middlesex County, NJ

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About CASA of Middlesex County

Location:

77 Church Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, US

Mission Statement

CASA of Middlesex County is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving abused and neglected children who are living in out-of-home placements. CASA recruits and trains volunteers to advise the courts and advocate for the children’s best interests.

Description

Every year more than half a million abused and neglected children are in need of safe, permanent, nurturing homes. CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) was created in 1977 to ensure that the best interests of abused and neglected children were advcocated for in court for well-trained volunteer child-advocates. As trained advocates, CASA volunteers are appointed by judges to be voices for these children in court. Advocates conduct independent, fact-finding investigations, review records, and talk to everyone involved with their assigned cases. Their recommendations help insure that these children are placed into a safe, loving homes. It is the CASA vision to make a direct impact on children's lives.

"It's about helping a child replace a life of hurt with one of hope."

If you are interested in becoming a CASA volunteer, please e-mail us at info@casaofmiddlesexcounty.org or visit www.casaofmiddlesexcounty.org for more information.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
Justice & Legal

WHEN

Thu Feb 11, 2021
06:30 PM - 08:00 PM  

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Child Welfare
  • Child Advocacy
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • People Skills
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Spanish

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 10-15 hours a month for 18-24 hours (most of the hours are flexible)
  • background check, pre-service training

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