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CASA Guardian ad Litem

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ORGANIZATION: Family Advocates

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CASA Guardians ad Litem are volunteers appointed by the court to advocate for the best interest of abused or neglected children involved in the child protection system. Guardians ad Litem, or GALs, are a party to the case and conduct an independent investigation of the child's case, and report their findings to the court. The GALs sole purpose is to advocate for the best interest of the child and are often the only constant person in the child's life while they are in the child protection system. The experience of the GAL can be emotional, challenging, and very rewarding. Judges in child protection rely on information from the GAL when making their decisions and the positive impact the GAL has on the child's life is immense.
We are in need of volunteers in Ada, Elmore, Boise, and Valley counties.

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About Family Advocates

Location:

3010 W State St., Boise, ID 83703, US

Mission Statement

"Family Advocates works to strengthen families and keep kids safe by empowering everyday people to enrich the lives of youth." We are a private, independent 501 (c)(3) non-profit agency founded in 1978 and serve the fourth district of Idaho. This year, Family Advocates will provide a voice in court for over 1,100 children while providing family strengthening supports to nearly 1,200 additional family members. Our reach would not be possible without the support of our dedicated volunteers.

Description

Family Advocates trains and deploys over 500 volunteers each year to fulfill the demand of our child abuse and neglect prevention & intervention efforts throughout the 4th Judicial District of Idaho. Our CASA volunteers show us bravery by investigating child abuse, neglect, and abandonment and then advocating for those children in court to make sure the child’s voice is heard. Our Family Strengthening volunteers show us bravery by working with families to create strong networks and healthy habits through classes, activities, and more. Please visit our website for details about each program!

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
Justice & Legal
Advocacy & Human Rights, Children & Youth, Justice & Legal

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Boise, ID 83703

(43.65745,-116.24243)
 

SKILLS

  • General Education
  • Youth Services
  • Child Welfare
  • Child Advocacy
  • Bilingual

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 30 hours of training (15 in a virtual classroom setting and 15 on your own). We ask for a 2-year commitment as this is the length of time your background check will last, and the average length of a case is roughly 13 months.
  • Must have a passion for children, be a great listener and have a strong sense of empathy.

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