Imagine you are a child who finds yourself the victim of abuse or neglect - in the company of a judge, attorneys, and social workers - all strangers deciding your fate. You’re scared and alone and your world has been completely turned upside down. Welcome to the reality that abused children face all the time. Far too many children have never slept in a warm bed, had clean clothes to wear, nutritious food to eat, or had someone who wants to make sure they are safe. Right now over 12,000 children right in our community are currently living in the custody of Child Protective Services and only 1,000 of those children have a Court Appointed Special Advocate. (CASA)
As sworn officers of the court, CASA advocates are the only volunteers appointed to provide one-to-one advocacy for children living in the child welfare system. Volunteers meet with their appointed child at least 2 times a month and stay on the case until that child is placed in a safe, permanent home. For many abused children, their CASA advocate will be the only consistent adult presence in their lives.
A CASA advocate speaks for a child who would otherwise have no voice - ensuring that each child receives the needed services to heal. You have the time. You have the passion. Now use it to give a powerful voice to a vulnerable child in Maricopa County.
Won't you help? Please apply today. www.MaricopaCASA.org.
- Problem Solving
- Critical Thinking
- Youth Services
- Child Welfare
- Verbal / Written Communication
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 21
- Orientation or Training
- 15-20 hours a month
- Ability to travel within Maricopa County