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ORGANIZATION: CASA of Forsyth County, Inc.

  • 26 people are interested
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The Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Program provides an innovative approach to an urgent crisis for thousands of maltreated children who are entangled in the juvenile justice and foster care systems.

CASA of Forsyth County relies on community volunteers to advocate on behalf of children who have experienced abuse or neglect.

CASA volunteers serve as the eyes and ears of the court. They interview anyone who may be able to shed light on a child’s needs, including the child, the child’s family, therapists, social workers, and other community providers involved with the child or the child's family. Based on this assessment, the CASA then appears in court and makes recommendations to the juvenile court judge about what is in the child’s best interest.

The CASA remains involved in the case until the child achieves permanency - the child is placed in a safe, stable, permanent home.

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About CASA of Forsyth County, Inc.

Location:

3250 Keith Bridge Rd, Cumming, GA 30041, US

Mission Statement

We provide compelling advocate voices and promote meaningful community connections for our vulnerable children and families.

Description

WHAT IS A CASA?
A Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) is a trained community volunteer that is appointed by a judge to speak up for the best interests of an abused or neglected child who is involved in a juvenile court proceeding.

WHAT DOES A CASA DO?
CASA volunteers serve as the eyes and ears of the court. They interview anyone who may be able to shed light on a child's needs, including the child, family members, therapists, and social workers. Based on this assessment, the CASA then appears in court and makes recommendations to the judge about what is in the child's best interest. The CASA remains involved in the case until the child achieves permanency - the child is placed in a safe, stable, permanent home.

WHY HAVE CASA PROGRAMS?
CASA programs provide an innovative approach to an urgent crisis. These programs screen, train, and support volunteers to provide individualized advocacy for especially vulnerable children in the child welfare system. The CASA volunteer provides an independent source of information for the judge.

HOW MUCH TIME DOES IT REQUIRE TO BE A CASA?
Each case is different. A CASA volunteer usually spends about 10-15 hours conducting research and interviews prior to the first court appearance. Once initiated into the system, volunteers work about 10 hours per month on each case.

CAUSE AREAS

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

WHEN

Thu Feb 15, 2024 - Wed May 15, 2024

WHERE

3250 Keith Bridge RoadCumming, GA 30041

(34.25707,-84.07597)
 

SKILLS

  • Child Welfare
  • Advocacy
  • Child Advocacy

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • Each case is different. A CASA volunteer typically spends about 10-15 hours conducting research and interviews prior to the first court appearance. Once initiated into the system, volunteers work roughly 10 hours per month on each case.
  • To become a volunteer advocate, prospective volunteers must submit an application with references, complete an interview process with background checks, and complete 4o hours of pre-service training on the National CASA/GAL curriculum.

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