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Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Volunteer

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ORGANIZATION: CASA FOR HUNT COUNTY INC

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CASA volunteers are everyday people - teachers, business people, retirees, stay-at-home moms, and grandparents - who are committed to making a difference for children who might otherwise slip through the cracks in an overburdened foster care system. They are appointed by a judge to guide one child or sibling group through the system to a safe, permanent home as quickly as possible. CASA volunteers research case records and speak to each person involved in a child’s life, including family members, teachers, doctors, lawyers, and social workers. They monitor the progress of the child and family throughout the case and advocate for the child’s current and future needs in court in school, and in agency meetings. CASA's independent evaluations allow the court to make better informed decisions.

Because CASAs serve on one case at a time, they truly get to know the child and can give each case the sustained, personal attention it deserves.

We invite you to join our family of volunteers and make a difference in a child’s life - and your own.

QUALIFICATIONS

A CASA Volunteer must:

  • Be 21 years of age or older.
  • Successfully pass screening and background check requirements.
  • Successfully complete initial training provided by the CASA program.
    (30 hours of initial training plus courtroom observation, then 12 hours of continuing education annually)
  • Be able to make a commitment for the duration of the case (usually one year), engaging in casework an average of 10-15 hours per month.
  • Be able to keep information confidential and work within established program guidelines.
  • Good human relation skills, including willingness and ability to be objective.
  • Willingness to accept guidance and direction
  • Sensitivity toward culture/ethnic/religious/etc. differences
  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing
  • Ability to provide your own (licensed and insured) transportation

More opportunities with CASA FOR HUNT COUNTY INC

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About CASA FOR HUNT COUNTY INC

Location:

PO BOX 1571, GREENVILLE, TX 75403, US

Mission Statement

CASA for Hunt County exists to promote and protect the best interests of children who have been abused or neglected. We achieve this mission by recruiting, developing, and leading highly impactful court-appointed volunteer advocates, helping these children to achieve safe and permanent homes.

Description

CASA for Hunt County began in 2002 under the leadership of Celeste Prather, who served the organization as it’s executive director from inception until Sept. 15, 2015. CASA for Hunt County began with a handful of volunteers who were trained and appointed to serve the county’s abused and/or neglected children who came into the care and custody of the state.

Today, CASA for Hunt County serves 100 percent of the Hunt County children who, by no fault of their own, are in the care and custody of the state - also known as foster care. CASA volunteers come from all walks of life. The screened and trained CASA for Hunt County volunteers are dedicated, local citizens who have a passion for helping children during a most difficult time in their young lives.

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
Crisis Support
Advocacy & Human Rights, Children & Youth, Crisis Support

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

2520 Lee StreetGreenville, TX 75401

(33.14004,-96.10709)
 

SKILLS

  • Child Welfare
  • Research
  • Critical Thinking
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • CASA Volunteers typically engage in casework for 10-15 hours per month. We ask that the volunteer make a 1 year commitment to the child/children on their case, or longer depending on how the case goes.
  • Please see the desription above.

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