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Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)

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CASA of River Valley

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A CASA Advocate is assigned by the Juvenile Court Judge to one case involving child abuse and neglect. The advocate gathers information on the children, monitors compliance with court orders, and advocates for the child by being their "voice in court." Presence in court is not mandated, but the advocate helps prepare the court report for the judge and is able to be in court if available.

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About CASA of River Valley

Location:

River Valley Justice Center, 3200 W. McDonough Street, Joliet, IL 60431, US

Mission Statement

To draw from community resources to provide well-trained volunteers who will advocate for abused/neglected children within our court system, provide needed information to the court, and help develop a more effective juvenile court process.

Description

The CASA Program recruits, trains, and supervises volunteers to represent the best interests of children in specific abuse and neglect cases in Will County and Grundy County, Illinois.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
Justice & Legal

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

River Valley Justice Center3200 West McDonough St.Joliet, IL 60431

SKILLS

  • Child Development
  • Child Advocacy
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • People Skills
  • Legal (General)
  • Advocacy

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 25
  • Orientation or Training
  • We offer quarterly training of about 30 hours. Then, once sworn in by the court, the volunteer is assigned a case. The normal hours per month are 5 to 7 hours, including a child visit and documenting in our system.

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