Every year in Stark County, hundreds of children are abused and neglected. Many of these children are removed from their homes and placed in foster care for their own protection. In these instances, a Family Court Judge will determine the child's future.
To help make this important decision, the Judge looks to many people, including a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)/Guardian Ad Litem (GAL) to be a voice for that child in Court during the pendency of the Court case.
CASA/GAL volunteers are men and women from all walks of life. They give generously of their time to gather as much information as they can about these abused and neglected children. To do this, they talk to parents, relative, teachers, foster parents, and neighbors. Most importantly they take time to talk with the child. Then, fully informed of the facts, the offer a recommendation to the Court regarding the child's best interest.
To find out more about becoming a CASA/GAL in Stark County, call 330-451-7282, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or check out our Facebook page
- Relationship Building
- Verbal / Written Communication
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 21
- Orientation or Training
- 5-10 hours monthly