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CASA: Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children

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CASA of San Joaquin County

Foster Children Face Enormous Challenges

HOW DOES CASA HELP?

By recruiting and training volunteers to advocate to kids in foster care the CAPC is actively working to change these statistics for San Joaquin County foster kids. Our Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteers ensure that foster children are not forgotten, but rather are afforded every opportunity to have a happy and healthy life.

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About CASA of San Joaquin County

Location:

127 N Sutter St, STOCKTON, CA 95202, US

Mission Statement

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of San Joaquin County. The CASA Program endeavors to ensure that abused, neglected and abandoned children who have become dependents of the San Joaquin County Court will have a safe and permanent home.

Description

CASA - A Powerful Voice in a Child's Life

CASA of San Joaquin County is currently recruiting community volunteers to serve as "eyes and ears" for the Court and provide a "voice" for a child; at home, in school and in the court room. CASA of San Joaquin County provides the screening, training and on-going support necessary to be successful advocates for the neediest of children in our County. The CASA volunteer provides continuity by staying on the case until it is permanently resolved. Volunteers are expected to have contact with their CASA child every week, attend court hearings as needed, and provide written reports to the court. The written reports include all interviews, visits, and assessments taken by the CASA in regard to recommendations based on the child’s very best interest. If you, or someone you know is interested in becoming a CASA volunteer please contact Trinidad Olivas-Newcomb at (209) 644-5319

Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
Community

WHEN

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WHERE

127 North Sutter StreetStockton, CA 95202

(37.95491,-121.28645)
 

SKILLS

  • Youth Services
  • Child Advocacy

GOOD FOR

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REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 30 hours of training, 12 hours of continuing education 1 hour a month per year. 10-15 hours per month with the child.
  • Court report writing & court appearances, some travel with/for child

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