Volunteer Advocates for Children


(38.046646,-84.52553)
 

Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

1155 Red Mile PlaceLexington, KY 40504


About

CASA volunteers are unique. Unlike lawyers 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. Throughout the child’s case quite often the foster parents, social workers, schools, towns, and everything else in the child’s life will change many times due to placement. One of the goals of CASA is to minimize these changes, both by providing continual monitoring and advocacy for the child, and by being a stable and constant person in this child’s life.

The CASA volunteer writes reports which are sent to the Judge and all other parties (lawyers and social worker) in the case. The judge uses these reports as his or her eyes and ears on the cases that need more attention than others. These reports are very valuable to the Judge. 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 here in Lexington and are thereafter appointed to a case in the Fayette County Family Court system. Once appointed to the case, the CASA volunteer interviews everyone involved. This can include any or all of the following, but is not limited to: the child, biological parents, foster parents, teachers, friends, doctors, therapists, and relatives.

Skills

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

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 5-10 Hours a month. One year minimum commitment

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