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Wilson County CASA provides trained volunteers who advocate in court for the stability and healthy development of abused and neglected children.
Wilson County Court Appointed Special Advocates was created in 1987. Last year, Wilson County CASA served 296 of the county's child victims of neglect and/or abuse with 73 volunteer advocates, 15 volunteer board members and three full-time and one part time professional staff members.
An advocate's responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
A. Independent Investigator - Under the supervision of the Program Director, interview all parties involved with case assigned, record all findings as investigation progresses, and confer with Program Director during this process. Prepare summary/ court reports. Testify in Court. (Hours can be flexible with the exception of appearing at Court hearings and Foster Care Reviews.)
B. Monitor Court proceedings.
C. Monitor permanency planning at Foster Care Reviews.
D. Comply with National CASA Association standards.
E. Maintain contact with the child/children on a monthly basis.
F. Maintain contact with the assigned Department of Children's Service Family Service Worker.
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