Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Volunteers needed for children of Oceana County

Published

09/06/2018

Time Commitment

A few hours per week

Duration

Long-Term (6 months-1 year)

Address

907 S. State St. Suite 102
Hart
Michigan
49420
United States

Description

There are children in the Oceana County Court system that need Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteers. CASAs are assigned by the judge to represent the best interest of children in abuse and neglect court proceedings. The volunteer visits with the child regularly, researches the background of the child, prepares written reports for the Court, and attends hearings until the case is permanently resolved. CASA volunteers are a constant for children in a time of chaos. A child may have multiple social workers, foster care placements, therapists, and teachers throughout the life of the case but only one CASA volunteer.


Children with a CASA are more likely to: be placed in a permanent safe home faster, do better in school, and receive comprehensive services needed.


Must be at least 21 years of age, have a High School diploma/equivalent, pass background & reference checks, attend an interview, complete 30 hours of pre-service training, communicate effectively, maintain objectivity, and have access to reliable transportation.


Time commitment: 10-20 hours per month. Relatively flexible schedule, but need to be available for occasional court hearings and meetings related to your case.


Help us break the cycle of abuse and neglect. Be a positive influence for a child today!

Benefits

  • Training Provided

How To Apply

oceanacountycasa@gmail.com

For more information, email: oceanacountycasa@gmail.com or call 616-796-4658


Visit us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/OceanaCountyCASA/

Visit our website https://fountainhillcenter.org/outreach/oceana-county-casa-program/


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