Virtual CASA Volunteer Information Session

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ORGANIZATION: DeKalb County CASA Program

Everyday Heroes

Learn how you can make a difference in your community by giving a voice to an abused or neglected child in foster care. The Virtual Volunteer Information Session will provide an overview of the DeKalb County CASA Program for those interested in volunteering. DeKalb County CASA is currently recruiting Court Appointed Special Advocate, Education Advocate, and Ambassador volunteers. A CASA volunteer is a trained community member appointed by a juvenile court judge to advocate on behalf of the best interests of an abused and/or neglected child in foster care. An Education Advocate is a CASA that focuses on the educational needs of a child in foster care. An ambassador helps educate and raise community awareness regarding the DeKalb County CASA Program and the children served. During the virtual information session, DeKalb CASA staff will provide an overview of the history of the organization, offer information on volunteer roles, commitment expectations, discuss the volunteer training sessions, and explain the next steps, application, references, interview with a staff member. and answer any questions participants may have. For more information regarding this event please contact Justine Ferreira, Recruitment and Retention Coordinator by phone (404) 292-8291, email justine.ferreira@dekalbcasa.org or visit www.dekalbcasa.org

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About DeKalb County CASA Program

Location:

Judge Gregory A. Adams Juvenile Justice Center, 4309 Memorial Drive, Decatur, GA 30032, US

Mission Statement

The mission of the DeKalb County CASA is to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children who are under the protection of DeKalb Juvenile Court and are seeking to assure safe, permanent families for them as quickly as possible.

Description

DeKalb County CASA screens, trains, and supervises volunteers who provide a voice for abused and neglected children in the DeKalb Juvenile Court system.

CAUSE AREAS

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

WHEN

Thu Mar 23, 2023
06:00 PM - 07:00 PM

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Youth Services
  • Child Welfare
  • Advocacy
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • one year, minimum

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