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CASA of Allen and Putnam Counties, OhioCASA of Allen and Putnam Counties, Ohio
The mission of Crime Victim Services = Court Appointed Special Advocate / Guardian ad Litem (CASA/GAL) Program is to advocate for the best interest of abused, neglected, and dependent children to the courts with continuously trained volunteers who fo... Read more
The mission of Crime Victim Services = Court Appointed Special Advocate / Guardian ad Litem (CASA/GAL) Program is to advocate for the best interest of abused, neglected, and dependent children to the courts with continuously trained volunteers who focus on investigation / assessment, relationships, and reports so each child can have a safe and permanent home.
Opportunity for citizens 21 years and older with a minimum of a high school diploma to advocate for abused and neglected children as a Court Appointed Special Advocate or CASA. 40 hours of initial training are offered twice a year in the Spring and Fall. The work requires a flexible schedule because it occurs during the daytime business hours. As an officer of the Court or Guardian ad Litem you will conduct an independent fact finding investigation, write a report with recommendations, and advocate for the "Best Interest" of the child and monitor the case to ensure that what the Court has ordered is occuring and in a timely manner. You will be responsible for 1-2 cases at a time which will require 10-15 hours per month.
I have 12 more weeks of school in the criminal justice field in order to receive my Associates Degree. I am an individual who wants to help these children that have been abused and or neglected. One day I will be a Child Protection Investigator. I want not just to help these children but to get sex offenders off the streets and cyber space. I want to speak up for these children so they to can feel safe. I feel in my heart that CASA will teach me more on how I can help these children and so I can full fill my dream to become a Child Protection Investigator.