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Volunteers Needed to Advocate for Children in Foster Care

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Genesee County CASA for Children

By becoming a CASA volunteer, you are advocating for the best interests of that child or children on your case assignment. Advocates make at least one home visit per month to the child's foster home or home of origin and make contact with teachers, doctors, counselors, etc. to give a clear picture on the child's overall well-being in family court.

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About Genesee County CASA for Children

Location:

Genesee County Courts Facility, 1 West Main St., Batavia, NY 14020, US

Mission Statement

The mission of CASA is to speak for the best interests of abused and neglected children in the Family Court System. We promote and support quality volunteer representation for children to provide each child a safe, permanent, and nurturing home.

Description

Every year more than half a million abused and neglected children are in need of safe, permanent, nurturing homes. That's where CASA steps in. CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) was created in 1977 to make sure the abuse and neglect these children originally suffered at home doesn't continue as abuse and neglect at the hands of the system. As trained advocates, CASA volunteers are appointed by judges to be a voice for these children in court. The result is that a child is placed into a safe, loving home where he/she can thrive. It is the CASA vision to provide a volunteer for each and every abused and neglected child who needs one.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
Justice & Legal

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

One West Main StreetBatavia, NY 14020

(42.99812,-78.18752)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • We ask our advocates to commit to at least one year of service with our organization to ensure that children do not have to transition to a new advocate for the duration of their case open in family court.
  • 30 hours of pre-service training to be completed either in an in-person training or independent study curriculum. 12 hours of continued education credit required, which is provided by Genesee County CASA for Children.

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