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11th Circuit CASA Program

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CASA's are trained volunteers who work as advocates for children who have been removed from their parents home due to abuse or neglect. The CASA volunteer is appointed by the Juvenile Court Judge to advocate for the child's needs and is a voice In Court for the child. Through interviews and information gathering, the CASA makes reports to aid the Court in making decisions regarding the best interests of the child. The goal is for children to have a safe, permanent home as quickly as possible.

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About 11th Circuit CASA Program

Location:

Juvenile Justice Center, 1700 South River Road, St. Charles, MO 63303, US

Mission Statement

The mission of the 11th Circuit CASA Program is to attain a safe, secure and permanent home for every child served. CASA volunteers facilitate this mission by speaking up for children and advocating for their best interest.

Description

CASA Volunteers are trained volunteers who are sworn officers of the court and appointed to advocate for the best interests of child victims of abuse and neglect. Through interviews and information gathering, the CASA Volunteer will make sure that the child is getting the services and support they need while in foster care. CASA Volunteers provide the court with a full picture of a child's life and recommend what they think is best for the child through written reports to the Court. As the eyes and ears of the judge, they help aid the judge in making more informed decisions and ensure that the child has a voice in court. The goal of the CASA Program is for children to have a safe, permanent home as quickly as possible.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
Justice & Legal

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Juvenile Justice Center1700 South River RoadSaint Charles, MO 63303

(38.76302,-90.49358)
 

SKILLS

  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Child Welfare
  • Legal (General)
  • Child Advocacy
  • People Skills
  • Critical Thinking

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • Average of 8-10 hours a month

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