Citizen Review Board Member

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Wood County CASA/GAL Program

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Currently seeking individuals to serve as Substitute members of the Citizen Review Board.

The Wood County Juvenile Court Judge David Woessner is seeking community volunteers to be trained to acto nt the court's behalf by reviewing and evaluating case plans for children whose family is ordered by the court into services with the Department of Job and Family Services. Volunteers serve on one of two boards. One meets monthly starting at 4:00pm until approximately 6:00 pmand the other meets monthly starting at 10:00 am until approximately 12:00 pm. Volunteers need to be able to make a three year commitment to this volunteer role.

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About Wood County CASA/GAL Program

Location:

Wood Co Juvenile Court, 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 volunteers (Court Appointed Special Advocates), 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

The Wood Co CASA/GAL Program, Juvenile Court, provides staff support to volunteers who would like to make a difference in the life of a child who has been abused, neglected or dependent. The program provides training to prepare individuals for this role, monitors the work being done, provides advice, support and direction to the volunteer. On going training is provided to ensure compliance with National CASA Association mandates as well as state mandates for qualification and ensure excellent advocacy is provided to each child in need. The program began in 1988, is members of National and State CASA Associations, is in compliance withl standards of quality practice as required by these memberships. Friends of Wood County CASA (501c3)mission is to lend support to the program through promoting public awareness, fund raising and monitoring needs of the program is in need of volunteers. Members of Friends of CASA hold evening meetings bi-monthly to plan and organize awareness activities to support the work of the program and CASA/GAL Volunteers. The Citizen Review Boardsvolunteers review court files and case plans and make recommendations to the Judge and if any other services would benefict the family and child.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Wood County Juvenile Court1032 South Dunbridge RoadBowling Green, OH 43402

(41.35932,-83.61224)
 

SKILLS

  • Child Welfare
  • Problem Solving
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Critical Thinking

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2-3 hours per month

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