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CASA of Southwest Idaho

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HOW DOES A CASA SERVE CHILDREN?

Here is the timeline of a typical Foster Care case, which typically lasts 12+ months:

  1. The judge assigns us a case, and we assign a volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA).

  2. Our CASA (often accompanied by an Advocate Coordinator for their first few cases) attends every court hearing from there on out.

  3. Between each hearing, the CASA conducts home visits at least once a month, investigating the children's circumstances in their foster home, home of origin, and school.

  4. A week before each case, the CASA compiles all of their findings, along with their recommendations for the child, into a report (often with the help of their Advocate Coordinator), and submits the report to the judge.

  5. The judge takes the CASA's findings and recommendations into account while making their ruling in the Foster Care case.

  6. This repeats until either the child is reunified, or parental rights are terminated and the child is adopted.

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About CASA of Southwest Idaho

Location:

PO Box 789, CALDWELL, ID 83606, US

Mission Statement

We are an independent non-profit organization who represents the best interests of children in Foster Care. We train, mentor, and support volunteers who serve as advocates for these children. Our goal is for these children to thrive in safe, nurturing, and permanent homes.

Description

Here at CASA of Southwest Idaho, we believe in being a voice for the voiceless. As one of many CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) organizations throughout the nation, we are the only party in a case whose sole responsibility is to speak up for foster children's best interests. As a result, when a Volunteer CASA steps in to investigate and speak up for children in care, children are twice as likely to be placed in a permanent, safe home at the end of their case. They are also eight times more likely to graduate high school, and 42% less likely to enter juvenile detention. We are determined to help our community's vulnerable children succeed in Canyon, Gem, Owyhee, Payette, Washington, and Adams Counties.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
Homeless & Housing

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Emmett, ID 83617

(43.8735,-116.4993)
 

SKILLS

  • Child Welfare
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Advocacy
  • Child Advocacy

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • The typical child protection case requires you to spend 4-8 hours a month investigating/visiting the children and other involved parties, writing reports, and attending court.

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