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Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Volunteer

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ORGANIZATION: CASA Court Appointed Special Advocate Lake IN

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Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Volunteers and staff represent the best interest of thousands of abused and neglected children in Lake County, IN. Volunteers participate in a 30 hour initial training that teaches volunteers the basics of child advocacy and prepares them for their casework as a child advocate. Volunteers visit children in homes, at school, and in placement to gather information about the child’s well-being, family and services. Based on the information gathered, CASA Volunteers then make recommendations that are in the best interest of the child. These recommendations assist the judges in making their rulings.

Nationally, children who have a CASA perform better in School, are less likely to spend time in long-term foster care, and are less likely to re-enter the child welfare system. CASA Volunteers make long-term and lasting impacts on the lives of children by making sure that legal and social service agencies respond to the child’s needs. Being a CASA Volunteer can make a powerful impact on a child’s life.

1 Shift

  • 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM - Spots available: 10+
    There is an application, background checks, drug screening

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About CASA Court Appointed Special Advocate Lake IN

Location:

3000 W. 93rd Avenue, Crown Point, IN 46307, US

Mission Statement

To support and promote court-appointed VOLUNTEER advocacy so every child who has experienced abuse or neglect can be safe, have a permanent home and the opportunity to thrive.

Description

Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)

  • The Lake County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate Program) provides advocacy for abused and neglected children in need of services.
  • Our trained staff and volunteers investigate, facilitate, and monitor different aspects of CHINS (Child in Need of Services) cases.
  • The Lake Superior Court, Juvenile Division locally implemented the CASA program in 1987, and regularly appoints CASA to all cases of child abuse or neglect.
  • Last year CASA represented over 3,000 abused and neglected children in Lake County, Indiana.
CASA advocates for the best interest of abused and neglected children in Lake County, Indiana. We recruit, train & Support community volunteers who serve as Court Appointed Special Advocates for Abused & neglected children in the juvenile court system. CASA Volunteers are "the Voice of the child" in court; providing information and perspective to assist the judge in making informed decisions that are in the best interest of the child.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Crisis Support
Justice & Legal
Children & Youth, Crisis Support, Justice & Legal

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 1 shift

WHERE

3000 West 93rd AvenueCrown Point, IN 46307

(41.45093,-87.37189)
 

SKILLS

  • Youth Services
  • Child Welfare
  • Strategic Planning
  • Networking
  • Problem Solving
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • Time is dependent on the case. The CASA supervisor will help accommodate the volunteers schedule. Scheduling visits are up to the volunteer.
  • A willingness to professionally advocate for children. Good observational skills, as well as communication both orally and written.

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