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Court Appointed Special Advocates - San Antonio

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Child Advocates San Antonio (CASA)

  • 1 person is interested

Ensuring every child's voice is heard. CASA supports children involved in the foster care system. Our Volunteers are appointed by a judge to be an independent voice in court for an abused and/or neglected child. Our volunteer advocates help determine if it is in the best interest of the child to live with the parent(s) or legal guardian, remain in foster care or be freed for permanent adoption. Advocates work closely with, but independent of, Child Protective Services (CPS) and attorneys. Currently, Volunteer Training, court hearings, and Visits are conducted Virtually

The role of the Advocate is:

  • To be a fact-finder for the judge.
  • To speak for the child in court, representing the child's best interest.
  • To continue to act as a constancy for the child during the life of the case, ensuring that the child's needs are met and the case is resolved swiftly and appropriately.

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About Child Advocates San Antonio (CASA)

Location:

1956 S WW White Rd, San Antonio, TX 78222, US

Mission Statement

Child Advocates San Antonio or CASA’s mission is to recruit, train and supervise court-appointed advocates who provide constancy for abused and neglected children and youth while advocating for services and placement in safe and permanent homes. CASA volunteers serve as an independent voice in court for abused and neglected children in San Antonio, TX. CASA staff and volunteers work together in the best interests of the children.

Description

Child Advocates San Antonio recruits, trains and supervises volunteers to speak on behalf of abused and neglected children in foster care. CASA is part of a nationwide organization of Court Appointed Special Advocates with more than 900 local chapters in 50 states, and 77,000 volunteers, helping 234,000 children find a safe and permanent home last year. Locally, CASA was established by the San Antonio chapter of the National Council of Jewish Women in 1984 and has now been serving the children of Bexar County for 35 years.

The role of the Advocate is:

  • To be a fact-finder for the judge.
  • To speak for the child in court, representing the child's best interest.
  • To continue to act as a 'watchdog' for the child during the life of the case, ensuring that the child's needs are met and the case is resolved swiftly and appropriately.

Children & Youth
Community
Justice & Legal

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1956 S WW White RdSan Antonio, TX 78222

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimum 12-month commitmentComplete new volunteer training Visit child(ren) once per month (An average of 15 hrs time commitment per month) Maintain confidentiality
  • Have access to a vehicle and proof of insurance Complete criminal and CPS background checks No previous experience or education required. All training and support provided.

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