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Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)

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ORGANIZATION: CASA of Yavapai County - Prescott

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  • A CASA volunteer advocates in court for the child's interests
  • Actively participates in decisions related to the child's case plan
  • Acts as a positive role model for the child
  • Becomes a member of a respected, professional child advocacy organization
  • Contributes to the community by inspiring positive action

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About CASA of Yavapai County - Prescott

Location:

120 S. Cortez, Rm. 402, Prescott, AZ 86303, US

Mission Statement

The mission of the Arizona Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Program is to promote and support community-based volunteers who provide quality advocacy for abused and neglected children who are involved in the juvenile courts. The CASA of Arizona program is operated locally in all 15 counties by Arizona's Juvenile Courts and is administered statewide by the Arizona Supreme Court/AOC. CASA of Yavapai County program is a proud affiliate of the CASA of Arizona program and National CASA/GAL Association.

Description

The CASA of Yavapai County program recruits, screens, trains, and supervises community volunteers to serve as Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteers. CASA Volunteers are appointed by a judge to advocate in court for the safe, permanent future of abused, neglected, and abandoned children.

What does having a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) mean to an abused child? Imagine what it would be like to lose your parents, not because of something you did, but because they can't - or won't - take care of you. Now, into your life come dozens of strangers: police, foster parents, social workers, judges, lawyers, and more. Having a CASA means having a trained and committed adult advocate for your best interests. Your CASA will make sure you don't get lost in the overburdened legal and social service system or languish in an inappropriate group or foster home. Your CASA will be there for you until your case is closed.

It is a goal of the CASA of Yavapai County program to provide a CASA Volunteerto every abused and neglected child who needs one. Join our family of volunteers, everyday people like you, who are committed to improving children's lives. Be a Court Appointed Special Advocate.

For more information on how you can be a CASA of Yavapai County Volunteer or supporter please visit our website, www.CASAofYavpaiCounty.

CAUSE AREAS

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

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1100 Prescott Lakes ParkwayJuvenile Justice CenterPrescott, AZ 86301

SKILLS

  • Child Advocacy
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 15 - 20 hours per month

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