As a court-appointed special advocate, volunteers receive in-depth training to advocate in court and in the community for the needs and rights of children in foster care. These volunteers report to the court in the best interest of the child. CASA volunteers come from all walks of life and professions and have one thing in common: they care about children. CASA CONNECTION VOLUNTEERS MUST LIVE LOCALLY NEAR PLATTE OR COLFAX COUNTIES IN NEBRASKA. If you are not local please search for the CASA program nearest you.
CASA volunteers complete a 30-hour pre-service training, which can be done virtually. Once they are assigned to a case, they can expect to spend an average of about 6-10 hours a month getting to know the child, gathering information, exploring resources to meet the child’s needs, representing the child in court and writing reports. Volunteers receive ongoing education and support from their local program as well as from the National CASA Association.
You must pass a background check, participate in a 30-hour pre-service training course and agree to stay with a case until it is closed. Read more about the requirements and role of being a CASA volunteer.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About CASA Connection
1465 27th Avenue, Columbus, NE 68601, US
To advocate for abused and neglected children in the legal system.
CASA Connection is located in Columbus, Nebraska & we serve Platte & Colfax counties in Nebraska. Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) are trained volunteers who speak up for these children in court. Established in 1996, CASA is a volunteer-based organization that thoroughly researches the cases of child abuse and neglect and bringing the Juvenile Court Judge recommendations focused on the best interest of the child. Based upon their findings, recommendations focusing on the best interest of the child are made to the Juvenile Court Judge. The volunteer continues to keep the child welfare and juvenile justice systems alerted to the child's needs.
Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
We'll work with your schedule.
This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.
March 3, 2021
Driver's License Needed
Must be at least 21
Orientation or Training
Average of 6 to 10 hours per month.
Volunteers must live within 15 miles to Platte or Colfax counties in Nebraska.