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Volunteer Advocates for Children

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ORGANIZATION: CASA of Lexington

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 160 people are interested
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CASA volunteers have a very unique role and possess the ability to change the trajectory of a child's life. Unlike attorneys and social workers, who are required to consider the parents’ or family’s interests, the CASA volunteer focuses solely on what is best for the child or children. One of the goals of CASA is to provide continual monitoring and advocacy for the child and be a stable and constant person in this child’s life.

A CASA volunteer provides a Judge with carefully researched background details about the child to help the court make a sound decision about that child's future. Each case is as unique as the child involved. The CASA volunteer determines what is in the best interest of the child. The CASA volunteer makes a recommendation on placement to the Judge and follows through on the case until it is permanently resolved. They often provide information on these critical cases that would not otherwise be available.

Our volunteers go through a 30-hour training series at our office located in Lexington. Training sessions are held throughout the year. Interested individuals must have a background checks completed through our application process, must be at least 21 years of age, and be willing to commit 2 years with our organization.

More opportunities with CASA of Lexington

No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.

About CASA of Lexington

Location:

3245 Loch Ness Dr., Lexington, KY 40517, US

Mission Statement

CASA of Lexington's trained and supervised volunteers advocate through the family court system to ensure all victims of child abuse and neglect are safe and thrive in a permanent home.

Description

CASA volunteers are everyday people with a passion for helping children. Our volunteers are appointed by judges and trained to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children. Volunteers stay involved with each child until that child is placed in a safe, permanent home. For many of these children, the CASA volunteer is the one constant adult presence in their lives.

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
Community
Advocacy & Human Rights, Children & Youth, Community

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

3245 Loch Ness Dr.Lexington, KY 40517

(37.99144,-84.51923)
 

SKILLS

  • Child Development
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Youth Services
  • Bilingual
  • Child Welfare
  • People Skills

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 30-hour pre-service training; 4-10 hours a month; two year minimum commitment
  • Must be 21 years of age

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