The Judicial District VII CASA Program began serving children in April 1991 and serves children in Bingham, Bonneville, Butte, Clark, Custer, Fremont, Jefferson, Lemhi, Madison and Teton Counties as appointed.
We are determined to provide a CASA volunteer for every abused and neglected child. Your support will help us achieve our vision. In the work of child advocacy, we may spend half a day negotiating to see that a child’s special needs are met, we may make fourteen phone calls in search of an aunt who hasn’t been heard from in six years, or we may talk to a parent who has made no progress with a rehab program. We may become frustrated and angry and overwhelmed. But we don’t stop we don’t give up. This advocacy in all of its persistence, diligence, and commitment is what it takes for children to have a chance at a safe, permanent home.
Volunteering for CASA is makes a difference in the life of children who are put into the system due to neglect and/or abuse. We hope that you will consider volunteering to help make a difference.
Anyone with a commitment to protecting the interests of children may apply for consideration as a CASA Volunteer. No special educational background is required but a volunteer must have the maturity to deal with complex emotional situations. S/he must possess sound decision making skills, and be able to remain objective and nonjudgmental. S/he must have a good rapport with children, have good communication skills, and have a sincere interest in the welfare of children. Each applicant is screened and fingerprinted for the safety of the children.
It is expected that volunteers commit to the program for at least two years. Mandatory Pre-Service training is provided to prospective volunteers. In-service training on relevant topics is also arranged on an ongoing basis (with 12 hours mandatory per year). In addition, the CASA Supervisor provides continuous assistance, advice, and guidance for volunteers. CASA volunteers are not compensated for their time; however, out-of-pocket expenses such as mileage and long distance telephone calls are reimbursable.
This program is an excellent opportunity for individuals in the community to become meaningfully involved in helping children. If you think you may have the appropriate skills and the time to commit to this program, please submit your application for consideration.
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The Judicial District VII CASA Program, Inc., recruits, trains, screens and supervises community volunteers who serve as Guardians ad Litem, appointed by the court, to foster the best interests of abused and/or neglected children who fall under the purview of the Child Protection Act.
The Judicial District VII CASA Program, Inc., provides community volunteer advocates to abused and neglected children on whose behalf, petitions have been filed with the courts.