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Court Appointed Special Advocate

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ORGANIZATION: Winnebago County CASA Program

  • 20 people are interested

A Court Appointed Special Advocate, or CASA, is a trained community member appointed by a Juvenile Court judge to represent the best interests of a child who has experienced abuse or neglect and whose case is brought before the court. Winnebago County CASA empowers volunteer CASAs to speak up for children who don't have a voice - and to change a child's story.

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About Winnebago County CASA Program

Location:

Winnebago County Courthouse, 403 Elm St, Rockford, IL 61101, US

Mission Statement

Winnebago County CASA exists to develop and maintain an effective, high quality CASA program to advocate for and represent children in the juvenile court system who have experienced abuse or neglect.

Description

Every year more than 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.

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
Justice & Legal
Advocacy & Human Rights, Children & Youth, Justice & Legal

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Winnebago County Juvenile Justice Center211 S. Court StreetSuite 258Rockford, IL 61101

(42.27118,-89.09843)
 

SKILLS

  • Family Therapy
  • Child Welfare
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Child Development

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

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

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