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Make A Difference in a Child's Life as Volunteer Child Advocate

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ORGANIZATION: CASA of East Central Indiana

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In only a few hours a month, you can make a difference in a child's life. Madison County ranks among Indiana's highest for substantiated child abuse and neglect cases, and has the second longest waiting list for child advocates. Over 400 children are waiting for Court Appointed Special Advocates to help them navigate the legal system to find safe, permanent homes. East Central Indiana CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) is recruiting 100 volunteer child advocates to address this need. The child advocate gathers information about the child's case, interviews individuals involved with the child, checks-in with the child monthly, makes a recommendation to the court regarding what they believe is best for the child, and advocates on the child's behalf. Individuals must be age 21 or over and meet screening requirements. Extensive training and support are provided. For more information, go to 400TooMany.org; call 765-649-7215 or email eastcentralindianacasa@gmail.com.

More opportunities with CASA of East Central Indiana

No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.

About CASA of East Central Indiana

Location:

800 Main Street; Ste. 302, Anderson, IN 46016, US

Mission Statement

East Central Indiana Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) believes that every child has the right to a safe, permanent home. CASA advocates for and provides a voice in the court process for neglected, abused or exploited children in Hancock and Madison Counties and educates the community regarding its responsibility for these children.

Description

CASA equips and supervises volunteers who provide hundreds of neglected, abused, and exploited children with a voice and friend in the court process.

Child Advocates are the voice in the court for abused and neglected children infant to age 18. They will thoroughly examine a child’s case and makes recommendations to the Judge on what is in the best interest of the child.

The goal of CASA is to get the child into a safe and permanent home as quickly as possible, where they can thrive.

Follow us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ECICASA or Twitter @EastCentralCASA

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
Crisis Support
Advocacy & Human Rights, Children & Youth, Crisis Support

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Pendleton, IN 46064

(39.9903,-85.7631)
 

SKILLS

  • People Skills
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Child Welfare
  • Advocacy
  • Child Advocacy
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • Less than 10 hours per month

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