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CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) Suffolk County NY

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ORGANIZATION: CASA of Long Island (EAC Network)

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Once trained, CASA Volunteers in Suffolk County work directly with families that have matters before Suffolk Family Court. As a CASA, you will advocate for the children in these family court matters, visit with the children regularly, support the family in obtaining resources and meeting court mandates, work in conjunction with child and family services, and provide regular reports to the family court judge. CASAs also document their advocacy efforts in the program's management system.

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About CASA of Long Island (EAC Network)

Location:

99 Quentin Roosevelt Blvd, Garden City, NY 11530, US

Mission Statement

CASA of Long Island New York (Suffolk and Nassau Counties) is a Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) child-advocacy program in which trained volunteers advocate for children in Family Court to secure safe, nurturing, and permanent homes.

Description

Working through formal agreements with the family courts, EAC Network trains volunteers in accordance with National CASA standards. Volunteers can then be designated by the Court as Court Appointed Special Advocate, also known as CASA. CASA staff and volunteers devote time to gain a thorough understanding of the children, their families, the circumstances that brought them into court, and the resources that are needed. CASA volunteers meet with school officials, providers, attorneys, child welfare staff, and others directly involved with the child and the family. CASA volunteers strive to solve problems, improve collaboration, help access resources, such as the Victims Assistance Program; and through written reports, assist the court with its responsibility to place children in safe, nurturing, and permanent homes.

CAUSE AREAS

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

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

400 Carleton AvenueCentral Islip, NY 11722

(40.76079,-73.19387)
 

SKILLS

  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • Depending on case complexity between 5-15 hours/month. Occasional flexibility to make calls, visit, and attend court hearings or meetings during daytime business hours.
  • Volunteers do not need to be on-site, set their schedule as it aligns with their case. Training provided; background check required.

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