(48.004944,-122.19342)
 

Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

Snohomish County Juvenile Court2801 10th StreetEverett, WA 98201


About

Every year more than half a million abused and neglected children are in need of safe, permanent, nurturing homes. They are more likely than other children to face homelessness, unemployment, even prison as adults. That's where CASA steps in. As trained advocates, CASA/VGAL volunteers are appointed by judges to be a voice for these children in court. The ideal result is that a child is safely reunified with their parent who has shown they can now meet the child's needs. When that cannot happen, the CASA advocates for a safe, stable, permanent alternative. The Snohomish County Volunteer Guardian ad Litem (VGAL) Program is a Superior Court funded volunteer organization that empowers everyday citizens as appointed representatives of the court to make a lifelong difference in the lives of abused and neglected children of Snohomish County . In an overburdened social welfare system, abused and neglected children often slip through the cracks among the hundreds of current cases. CASA/ VGALs change that. Appointed by judges, CASA/VGALs typically commit to staying on a case until the child's case is dismissed. While others may come and go, the Volunteer Guardian ad Litem often provides a consistent voice in the life of a child's case.

Skills

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training

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