Court Appointed Special Advocates are volunteers appointed by the Broome and Tioga County Family Courts to ensure that the best interest of children are met. The CASA looks at the facts of the case, recommends a course of action to the judge (when appropriate), facilitates the resolution of any problems and monitors progress toward established goals.
Responsibilities of a CASA volunteer include: 1) discovering all relevant information by reviewing records and documents and interviewing parties 2) ensure that all relevant facts are before the court at hearings through written reports and oral testimony 3) ensure that the court's plan for the child and family is carried out and ensure that all obligations to the child are properly met.
Qualifications: CASAs Must:
1. Be at least 21 years of age;
2. Interview, pass a local background check and the State Central Registry of Child Abuse and Maltreatment;
3. Complete forty (40) hours of training;
4. Provide three references;
5. Commit to a minimum of one year as a volunteer;
6. Exhibit sound judgement, maturity, integrity, and responsibility.
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Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 21
- Orientation or Training
- Aproximately 10 hours per month after training