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ORGANIZATION: Montgomery County Juvenile Court CASA Program

  • 6 people are interested

WHAT CASA/GAL VOLUNTEERS DO

CASA volunteers work by judicial appointment. They are assigned to a child who is the subject of a court case alleging abuse or neglect, and are asked to help determine the living arrangement that is in the child’s best interest. In this role, the CASA volunteer has four primary duties:

1. INVESTIGATE: CASA volunteers research the child’s circumstances; determine relevant facts in a child’s case; and report this information to the court

2. FACILITATE: The CASA volunteer identifies resources and services for the child and facilitates a collaborative relationship between all parties involved in the case, helping to create a situation where the child’s needs can be met.

3. ADVOCATE:
The CASA volunteer speaks up for the child by making recommendations regarding the child’s best interest.

4. MONITOR:
The CASA volunteer will monitor a case-making sure that services are provided for the child; court orders are carried out; and that the court is informed of any new developments.

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About Montgomery County Juvenile Court CASA Program

Location:

3501 Merrimac Ave, Dayton, OH 45405, US

Mission Statement

CASA is dedicated to the principle that every child is entitled to have a permanent home and family and to be free from abuse and neglect. CASA acts as the representative of the abused, neglected and/or dependent child in the Montgomery County Juvenile Court system and serves as a catalyst to facilitate support services and to achieve a permanent living situation through advocacy on behalf of the child.

Description

"CASA" means "court appointed special advocate." All CASAs work on a volunteer basis. They are members of the community who have been trained to advocate in court for the best interest of an abused or neglected child.

CASA volunteers are assigned to a child for the duration of a case, some of which can last years. Statistics tell us that most children in foster care stay in the system for nearly two years, during which they may change residences as many as three times.

CASA volunteers are there throughout. Because each move means new foster parents, new teachers, a new principal, a new guidance counselor, CASA volunteers frequently become the only consistent adult presence in the child’s life.

The Montgomery County Juvenile Court CASA Program is a 501(c)(3) foundation that provides CASA programs and their volunteers with training, funding, leadership, quality assurance, and management assistance.

MCJC CASA has been working since 1988 to guarantee a volunteer advocate for every child victimized by abuse and neglect in Montgomery County. Today, 46 local CASA programs serve children in 57 Ohio counties.

CAUSE AREAS

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

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

3501 Merrimac AvenueDayton, OH 45405

(39.79639,-84.21246)
 

SKILLS

  • Customer Service
  • Child Development
  • Child Advocacy
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Organization
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2-15 hours per month
  • You must be able to pass a background check and have flexibility during the day to attend hearings and case related meetings.

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