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Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for Children and Youth

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ORGANIZATION: CHILD AND FAMILY ADVOCATES OF CUYAHOGA COUNTY

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CASA of Cuyahoga County recruits, screens, trains, and supports volunteers who act as independent fact-finders for the court in cases involving child abuse and neglect. CASAs collect information that helps the judge make the best decision for a safe, caring, and permanent home for children involved in the juvenile justice and child welfare systems. CASAs are everyday citizens who are trained and appointed by the court to advocate for the safety and well-being of children who are victims of abuse or neglect. CASAs are assigned at the earliest stages of a case, and continue to be an advocate for the child through their time in the court system. CASAs work collaboratively with all parties on the case, for the best interests of children. CASAs are only assigned to 1-2 cases at a time and spend approximately 10 hours a month on a case. The CASA is responsible for the investigation, facilitation, advocacy, and monitoring of the assigned child's case of abuse, neglect, and/or dependency to represent the child's best interests. Volunteer Requirements: At least 21 years of age; have access to transportation; pass screening; complete training; respect and relate to people of various backgrounds; gather and record factual information accurately; communicate effectively; maintain objectivity/perspective; work within established program policies and procedures and accept supervision from program staff. Take a stand ~ Make a difference ~ Change a life ~ Get involved today! Those interested in becoming a CASA, visit https://cfadvocates.org/ to apply or call 216.296.3799 for more information.

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About CHILD AND FAMILY ADVOCATES OF CUYAHOGA COUNTY

Location:

12200 FAIRHILL RD STE E193, CLEVELAND, OH 44120, US

Mission Statement

To make a difference for every child served through advocacy, education, and collaborative alliances.

Description

Child and Family Advocates of Cuyahoga County (CFACC) improves the lives of children and families involved in the juvenile justice, child welfare, and family law systems through service as volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocates; education and training, advocacy, practice, and policy development; and collaborative alliances with related organizations.

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
Community
Advocacy & Human Rights, Children & Youth, Community

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

9300 Quincy AvenueCleveland, OH 44106

(41.49307,-81.61932)
 

SKILLS

  • Advocacy
  • Child Advocacy
  • Critical Thinking
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1-2 years
  • Pass screening; complete training; respect and relate to people of various backgrounds; gather and record factual information accurately; communicate effectively

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