CASA Advocate

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ORGANIZATION: CASA for Kids Inc.

CASA for Kids is looking for someone who can:

-Make a connection with children of all shapes and sizes!

-Be the stable adult in the life of a child!

- Provide advocacy to ensure the best interest for children in the system due to abuse or neglect.

- Provide independent, factual information to the court regarding children in assigned case.

- Factually and objectively report findings and observations to the court in a Court Report.

- Monitor assigned case until the terms of the court order have been fulfilled and the child has permanency (average 1.5 year commitment).

More opportunities with CASA for Kids Inc.

No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.

About CASA for Kids Inc.

Location:

3303 W. Saginaw St., Suite B2, Lansing, MI 48917, US

Mission Statement

The mission of CASA for Kids, Inc. is to provide volunteer advocates to work independently for the best interests of each child of service coming within the jurisdiction of the Michigan Barry, Eaton, and Ingham Counties Courts due to abuse and neglect.

Description

CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocate. Our mission is to provide volunteer advocacy within the court system and the community on behalf of children in the foster care system who have experienced abuse and neglect. We are committed to serving every child we can, regardless of race, background, or identity, because we believe every child deserves a safe, supportive, and permanent home where they can thrive.

Our volunteers undergo extensive training on trauma, child development, child welfare, advocacy, DEI, and the court system. Volunteers are matched with a supervisory staff who provides ongoing mentorship and support. They are then sworn in as court officers and intentionally matched with a child or sibling group, whom they meet weekly for the entire court case. Volunteers receive a court order that gives them access to all information pertaining to the child. This is unique to this position, as no other role entrusts volunteers or paid individuals outside of the child welfare system.

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
Race & Ethnicity
Advocacy & Human Rights, Children & Youth, Race & Ethnicity

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

3303 West Saginaw StreetSuite B2Lansing, MI 48917

(42.74065,-84.59496)
 

SKILLS

  • Mentoring
  • Child Welfare
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Child Development
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Google Apps

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 12 to 18 months, sometimes less
  • After the orientation/training, there is an opportunity to observe court hearings to better understand the court system!

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