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Advocate for Children who have Experienced Abuse and Neglect (CASA of Central Iowa)

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ORGANIZATION: Court Appointed Special Advocate- Iowa Child Advocacy Board

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Every year more than half a million abused and neglected children are in need of safe, permanent, nurturing homes. Too many spend years moving from one temporary home to another. They have no family to call their own. They are more likely than other children to face homelessness, unemployment, even prison as adults. That's why CASA is important. CASA was created to make sure the abuse and neglect these children originally suffered at home doesn't continue as abuse and neglect at the hands of the system. As trained advocates, CASA volunteers are appointed by judges to be a voice for these children in court. The result is that a child is placed into a safe, loving home where he/she can thrive.

CASAs work with families, judges, and service providers in and around the Greater Des Moines area. After completion of pre-service training, the time commitment is around 5 hours per month.

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About Court Appointed Special Advocate- Iowa Child Advocacy Board

Location:

Child Advocacy Board, 4th Fl. Lucas Bldg., 321 E. 12th St., Des Moines, IA 50319, US

Mission Statement

Every year more than half a million abused and neglected children are in need of safe, permanent, nurturing homes. Too many spend years moving from one temporary home to another. They have no family to call their own. They are more likely than other children to face homelessness, unemployment, even prison as adults. That's why CASA is important. CASA was created to make sure the abuse and neglect these children originally suffered at home doesn't continue as abuse and neglect at the hands of the system. As trained advocates, CASA volunteers are appointed by judges to be a voice for these children in court. The result is that a child is placed into a safe, loving home where he/she can thrive.

Description

CASA volunteers are ordinary people who are committed to doing what is best for a child. All our volunteers are trained in courtroom procedure, social services, the juvenile justice system, and the special needs of abused and neglected children. We welcome volunteers from all cultures, professions, and ethnic and educational backgrounds.

CAUSE AREAS

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

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Child Advocacy Board4th Fl. Lucas Bldg., 321 E. 12th St.Des Moines, IA 50319

SKILLS

  • Child Development
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Youth Services
  • Child Advocacy
  • Data Entry
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • Around 5 hours per month
  • Application, three non-related references, pass background check and screening. Participate in 30 hours of pre-service training.

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