Wood County Citizen's Review Board

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Wood County CASA/GAL Program

The Citizen's Review Board is an opportunity:

  • to impact the life of abused, neglected, or dependent children who are in the juvenile court system
  • to gain knowledge of the juvenile justice system, child abuse and neglect, and the legal and social service system of Wood County
  • to become a part of the community of volunteers in Wood County who are looking out for the children of Wood County
The two Citizen's Review Boards each meet once per month:
  • the first board meets on the 1st Tuesday of every month 10am to 12pm
  • the second board meets on the 3rd Wednesday of every month 10am to 12pm
The group reviews Semi Annual Reviews and Amended Case Plans submitted to the Wood County Juvenile Court by the Wood County Department of Job and Family Services. The documents are reviewed to ascertain if the parties to the case are fulfilling the objectives as ordered by the court and recommended by the Department of Job and Family Services.

Volunteers must be at least 21 years of age and complete Review Board orientation/training.

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About Wood County CASA/GAL Program

Location:

1032 South Dunbridge Road, Bowling Green, OH 43402, US

Mission Statement

The mission of the Wood County Court Appointed Special Advocate/ Guardian ad litem Program is to recruit, train, guide, monitor and maintain qualified CASA/GAL volunteers (Court Appointed Special Advocates/Guardians ad Litem), who are appointed by the Wood County Juvenile Court Judge as Guardians ad Litem to advocate for the best interests of children who are before the court as a result of abuse, neglect and dependency as defined by state child welfare laws. CASA/GAL volunteers serve as an independent voice throughout the Juvenile Court proceedings, until a safe and permanent home is found for each child.

Description

CASA/GAL volunteers serve as an independent voice for children who are before the court as a result of abuse, neglect and dependency until a safe and permanent home is found for each child.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
Community

WHEN

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WHERE

1032 South Dunbridge RoadBowling Green, OH 43402

(41.35916,-83.61247)
 

SKILLS

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REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • Two hours per month: 10am to 12pm on either the 1st Tuesday of every month or the 3rd Wednesday of every month. Substitute board positions are also available.
  • Attend 6 hours of annual training provided by the office.  

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