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ORGANIZATION: Summit County CASA

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Every year more than half a million abused and neglected children are in need of safe, permanent, and nurturing homes. Too many spend years moving from one temporary home to another. They have no family to call their own. They are more likely than other children to face homelessness, unemployment, and even prison as adults. That's where CASA steps in.

CASA was created to make sure the abuse and neglect these children originally suffered at home doesn't continue as abuse and neglect at the hands of the system. As trained advocates, CASA volunteers are appointed by judges to be a voice for these children in court. The result is that a child is placed into a safe, loving home where he/she can thrive.

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About Summit County CASA

Location:

Summit County Juvenile Court, 650 Dan St, Akron, OH 44310, US

Mission Statement

The mission of CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) is to provide every child who enters the court system, by no fault of their own, due to allegations of abuse or neglect, a trained community volunteer to make recommendations for their best interest.. We promote and support quality volunteer representation for children to provide each child a safe, permanent, and nurturing home.

Description

Every year more than half a million abused and neglected children are in need of safe, permanent, and nurturing homes. That's where CASA steps in. CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) was created in 1977 to make sure the abuse and neglect these children originally suffered at home doesn't continue as abuse and neglect at the hands of the system. As trained advocates, CASA volunteers are appointed by judges to be a voice for these children in court. The result is that a child is placed into a safe, loving home where he/she/they can thrive. It is the CASA's vision to provide a volunteer for each and every abused and neglected child.

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
Community
Advocacy & Human Rights, Children & Youth, Community

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

650 Dan StAkron, OH 44310

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

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

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