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CASA of Pinal County

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CASA of Pinal County - Find out what it means to be a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)

CASA of Pinal County is affiliated with CASA of Arizona and the National CASA Association which is a network of almost 1,000 programs that are recruiting, training, and supporting volunteers to represent the best interests of abused and neglected children in the courtroom and other settings.

CASA Volunteers are appointed by Pinal County Superior Court judges to advocate for the safety and well-being of foster children.

They stand up for these children, represent their best interests in courtrooms and other settings and help change their lives. For many children, their CASA Volunteer will be the one constant adult presence in their lives.

CASA Volunteers are everyday people just like you, no special skills or degrees are required, only the desire to make a difference in an abused child's life.

You must be at least 21 years of age, have a drivers license, complete a background check, training program, and make a 15-20 hour monthly commitment in order to ensure stability for the children we serve.

Share your love and know that you have made a difference in a child's life.

Learn more about what it means to be a CASA volunteer and get involved in a child's life!

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About CASA of Pinal County

Location:

Pinal County Juvenile Court, P.O. Box 906, Florence, AZ 85132, 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. CASA of Pinal County program is a proud affiliate of the CASA of Arizona program and National CASA/GAL Association.

Description

The CASA of Pinal 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 Volunteer means having a trained and committed adult advocate for your best interests. CASA Volunteers 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 Pinal County program to provide a CASA to 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 Pinal County volunteer or please visit our website, www.CASAofPinalCounty.org,

Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
Justice & Legal

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Pinal County Juvenile CourtP.O. Box 906971 N. Jason Lopez CircleFlorence, AZ 85132

SKILLS

  • Child Advocacy
  • Mentoring
  • Youth Services
  • Child Welfare
  • Advocacy
  • Community Outreach

GOOD FOR

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REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • Volunteers report 15-20 hours per month, majority of time spent forming a positive consistent relationship with a child in need. Other time is spent making phone calls, emails, or attending meetings and court hearings.

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