Court-Appointed Special Advocate

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ORGANIZATION: CASA of the 4th Judicial District

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Court-Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) are recruited, screened, and trained to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in the courtroom. These volunteers provide a caring, consistent adult relationship who seeks to know them when other positions are constantly changing. CASA Volunteers provide hope to children that their voices can and will be heard. Volunteers can serve children from Anderson, Coffey, Franklin, and Osage counties.

More opportunities with CASA of the 4th Judicial District

No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.

About CASA of the 4th Judicial District

Location:

315 S Main, 3rd Fl., Ottawa, KS 66067, US

Mission Statement

To advocate for abused and neglected children in this district by providing objective information to the court in order that children shall have a permanent, safe and nurturing environment.

Description

A Court Appointed Special Advocate(CASA) volunteer is a trained citizen who is appointed by a judge to represent the best interests of a child in court. Children helped by CASA volunteers include those for whom home placement is being determined in juvenile court. Most of the children are victims of abuse and neglect.

CAUSE AREAS

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

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Ottawa, KS 66067

(38.61577,-95.26864)
 

SKILLS

  • Child Development
  • Psychology
  • Child Advocacy
  • Critical Thinking
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • CASA Volunteers can expect to spend 5-8 hours a month when assigned to a case.
  • Recruits must submit a written application with three references and complete a personal interview after background screenings are completed.

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