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Fairfax CASA

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In Fairfax County, a new case of child abuse or neglect enters the court system once every few days. When these children come from the Hispanic/Latino Community, they are at an extreme disadvantage; there are not enough Spanish speaking CASA volunteers to help ensure that these children receive the same care, and attention as other child victims of abuse.

Fairfax Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) recruits and trains volunteers to investigate a child's situation and to advocate for the best interests of the child in court. We seek volunteers fluent in both English and Spanish to close the language gap and make sure our Hispanic children grow up in safe and permanent homes. No prior experience in child welfare or the law is required.

You language and professional skills can help keep our Hispanic/Latino children safe. To learn more, contact Shaina Goldberg, Director of Recruitment (703) 273-3526, ext. 17 or sgoldberg@casafairfax.org. You may also visit the Fairfax CASA website for details: www.fairfaxcasa.org.

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About Fairfax CASA

Location:

4103 Chain Bridge Rd, # 200, Fairfax, VA 22030, US

Mission Statement

To recruit, train, and support trained volunteers to represent abused and neglected children in court dependency proceedings to ensure that these children find a safe and permanent home and receive the the services they need.

Description

CASA is a national grass-roots volunteer organization that was founded by a juvenile court judge in 1977. Fairfax CASA was established in 1989. We recruit, screen, train and support lay volunteers to represent the best interests of abused and neglected children in Fairfax County Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court proceedings. Volunteers must complete 36-hours of training.

WHEN

Tue Sep 17, 2019 - Thu Sep 17, 2020

WHERE

4103 Chain Bridge Rd, # 200Fairfax, VA 22030

(38.84339,-77.3079)
 

SKILLS

  • Spanish
  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • Child Welfare
  • People Skills
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Basic Computer Skills

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • Ongoing: 12-15 hours per month; cases may last several years

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