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Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA-NYC)

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Last modified: November 21, 2014, 7:59 PM

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Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is a unique, volunteer-based child advocacy organization dedicated to improving the lives of children in New York City foster care. These children are among the most vulnerable in the city, yet the agencies charged with serving them have historically been overloaded. As a result, a child's needs are often overlooked. In response to this challenge, CASA's Master-level social work staff recruit, train and supervise volunteer community members to advocate solely on behalf of foster children who have been victims of abuse and neglect, and whom Family Court Judges deem most in need of advocacy. As objective players, CASA's volunteer advocates often serve as invaluable liaisons among all parties involved in each aspect of the court proceedings—from speaking to a child's teachers and doctors to ensure that needed medical and educational services are in place, to reporting placement problems and progress to the attention of the court. Advocates protect the basic needs and well being of children caught in the maze of foster care and Family Court, and contribute to the overall process of placing a child into safe, permanent homes where they can thrive.

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  • Child Advocate Volunteer Supervisor - Job

    Last updated:
    November 21, 2014
    Location:
    New York, NY, US
    Description:
    Court Appointed Special Advocates of NYC (CASA-NYC) is a unique volunteer-based organization with one mission: to ensure that children who have been removed fro...
  • Junior Board Member - Volunteer Opportunity

    Last updated:
    July 11, 2014
    Location:
    New York, NY, US
    Description:
    CASA-NYC is looking for young professionals to join our Junior Board. Members of the Junior Board promote CASA-NYC by raising funds through an annual benefit ev...

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Website:
http://www.casa-nyc.org
Government ID number:
13-3172387
Phone:
212-334-4010
Address:
48 Wall Street, Suite 1100, New York, NY, 10005, US

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