Clark County CASA/GAL Program
- Advocacy & Human Rights
- Children & Youth
- Justice & Legal
- Race & Ethnicity
LocationClark County Juvenile Court101 E Columbia StSpringfield, OH 45502 United States
The mission of the CASA Program is to advocate for abused and negelcted children who have cases pending in the juvneile court system. CASAs provide representation to abused, neglected and dependent children in the juvenile court by speaking to the best interests of the children and providing information to the Court so that it may make better informed decisions on behalf of the children.
CASA Volunteers are trained to investigate research, report, and monitor a child's case as it moves through the juvenile court system. CASA Volunteers are ordinary people from all walks of life.
- At least 21 years of age
- Complete a written application with three references
- Submit to a screening process including a background check
- Complete a minimum of 30 hours of pre-service training. This will be facilitated by our department.
CASAs are regular folks, just like you and me. CASAs are teachers, Pastors, grocery store workers, mechanics, farmers, moms, dads, grandparents, etc.
Here are some qualities that a successful CASA should possess:
- When a case is taken on, Volunteers are expected to stay with the case until it is resolved. This may take a year or even longer.
- Represent the best interests of the child
- FACT FINDER, INTERVIEWER, INVESTIGATOR
- Volunteers gather pertinent information relative to the child’s case and report on these findings in court.
- Volunteers talk to a wide variety of people and are asked to present written reports to the court and speak in the courtroom on behalf of the child’s best interests.
Does this sound like you? Apply today and make a difference in the lives of abused and neglected children.