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 Alexis Shield, Manager of Volunteer Recruitment (703) 273-3526, ext. 17 or firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. You may also visit the Fairfax CASA website for details: www.fairfaxcasa.org.
4103 Chain Bridge Rd, # 200, Fairfax, VA 22030, US
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.
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.
Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
Justice & Legal
We'll work with your schedule.
4103 Chain Bridge Rd, # 200Fairfax, VA22030
March 15, 2021
Verbal / Written Communication
Basic Computer Skills
Driver's License Needed
Must be at least 21
Orientation or Training
Ongoing: 12-15 hours per month; cases may last several years