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ORGANIZATION: CASA of the Tennessee Heartland

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CASA of the Tennessee Heartland is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to empowering CASA volunteers to advocate on behalf of abused and neglected children in juvenile court. CASATNH strives to provide a court-appointed volunteer advocate for every abused and neglected child who needs one.

The CASA of the Tennessee Heartland Board of Directors comprises leaders from the nonprofit and for-profit sector who are dedicated to the organization’s mission. As the preeminent resource for abused and neglected children in Anderson, and Blount Counties, CASATNH's own board strives to be a model of governance performance.

Our board members champion the importance of exceptional board leadership and believe that each and every organization needs a strong and effective board to fully realize its potential for good. In addition to the standard roles and responsibilities of a board member, our board members are active ambassadors for the organization and are fully engaged in identifying and securing the financial resources and partnerships necessary for CASATNH to advance its mission.

We're looking for a talented and conscientious volunteer board members to continue to strengthen our program. If you can contribute your time, thoughtfulness, and leadership, and are interested in exploring this opportunity, call Executive Director Kesha Waters at 865-425-0888

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About CASA of the Tennessee Heartland

Location:

PO Box 4426, Oak Ridge, TN 37831, US

Mission Statement

The mission of CASA of the TN Heartland is to speak for the best interests of abused and neglected children in the courts in Anderson, Blount and Scott counties. We promote and support quality volunteer representation for children to provide each child a safe, permanent, nurturing home.

Description

CASATNH is looking for volunteers able to commit to at least one year of service as Court Appointed Special Advocates. The 30 hour training and 3 hours of court observation prepare future CASAs for their role as advocates for children in abuse and neglect cases in Juvenile Court.

CASA volunteers are everyday citizens that judges appoint to advocate for the safety and well-being of children who have been removed from their homes due to parental abuse and neglect. They stand up for these children and change their lives. CASA volunteers listen first. Then they act. Volunteers get to know the child and talk with everyone in that child’s life-parents and relatives, foster parents, teachers, medical professionals, attorneys, social workers and others. They use the information they gather to inform judges and others of what the child needs and what will be the best permanent home for them. Being a CASA volunteer does not require any special education or background, just a heart for children and a willingness to speak out and represent their best interests.

You must be 21 or over, pass background checks, participate in a 33-hour pre-service training course and agree to stay with a case until it is closed (a year and a half on average).

CAUSE AREAS

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

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1660 Oak Ridge TurnpikeOak Ridge, TN 37830

(36.00803,-84.27662)
 

SKILLS

  • Child Welfare
  • Legal (General)
  • Advocacy
  • Child Development
  • Child Advocacy

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • One In person Meeting a month, Various event/organization needs that are planned in advance.

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