In an overburdened social welfare system, abused and neglected children will often slip through the cracks. A Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) represents the best interest of abused, neglected and deprived children in court proceedings within our community. A CASA serves as the eyes and ears of the court by providing information that the judge needs in order to make a decision that is in the child’s best interest. CASAs are appointed to a child's case and are responsible for taking time to find about the child. CASA volunteers search for information, review records, observe visits, talk to agency workers, write reports, and appear in court for the hearings. CASA's advocate for the best interests of the children.
With the COVID-19 Pandemic, we have seen a rise in child abuse and neglect. We believe that now more than ever, children who have experienced abuse and/or neglect deserve someone to support them and be their voice throughout the court process.
If you have a heart for children and believe all children deserve to a safe home, a permanent home as quickly as possible, this is the opportunity for you.
The mission of Child Advocacy is to improve the welfare of children and their families through education, training, and support for the prevention of substance abuse, and child abuse and neglect. Our believes are: Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect, Prevention of Substance Abuse, Parent Education, Collaboration of Services, and Community Awareness. We house four major programs: Child Abuse Neglect (CAN) Prevention Council, Children's Advocacy Center (CAC), Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), and Gratiot County Substance Abuse Coalition (GCSAC).
The CAN Program features car seat safety inspections, child sexual abuse prevention training, infant safe sleep education, and more. The CAC coordinates a multidisciplinary team to create a child-focused approach to child abuse cases. CASA recruits, trains and supports volunteers to represent the best interests of abused and neglected children in court. GCSAC is a collaborative countywide decision-making body of community members that meets to address the issue of substance abuse prevention in Gratiot County.
Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
We'll work with your schedule.
515 N State StAlma, MI48801
July 7, 2021
Case Work / Management
Driver's License Needed
Must be at least 21
Orientation or Training
We ask that you can commit 10-15 hours a month for at least 18 months.