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Advocate for Abused/Neglected Children
ORGANIZATION: Chesterfield CASA, Inc.
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401 people are interested
Every year hundreds of abused and neglected children from our community are in need of safe, permanent, nurturing homes. 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. Our volunteers gather information about an abused or neglected child's history, living situation, and needs. Volunteers interview the child's parents, family members, therapists, teachers, and other professionals familiar with the situation and then submit a written report of their findings to the Court.
Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteers are ordinary people who are committed to doing what is best for a child. All our volunteers are trained in courtroom procedure, social services, the juvenile justice system, and the special needs of abused and neglected children. You must be at least 21 years of age and have time to devote to training, investigating the child’s circumstances, and appearing in court. We welcome volunteers from all cultures, professions, and ethnic and educational backgrounds. In the last two years, Chesterfield CASA has been appointed to an increasing number of Hispanic children. Accordingly, there is a need for bilingual volunteers to better serve children and families. There is always a need for male volunteers to provide advocacy and serve as a positive male role model, particularly for older youth.
About Chesterfield CASA, Inc.
9457 Amberdale Drive, Richmond, VA 23236, US
The mission of CASA is to speak for the best interests of abused and neglected children in the courts. We promote and support quality volunteer representation for children to provide each child a safe, permanent, nurturing home.
Every year more than half a million abused and neglected children are in need of safe, permanent, 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 can thrive. It is the CASA vision to provide a volunteer for each and every abused and neglected child who needs one.
9457 AMBERDALE DRIVERICHMOND, VA 23236
September 15, 2023
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 21
- Orientation or Training