Join us to change a child?s story.?We need you to help us shine a light on the needs of a vulnerable child in foster care.
There are many ways you can get involved and help advocate for children who have experienced abuse or neglect. Your financial support, your time and your voice are all ways to help.
Ready to become a CASA volunteer? Download the application at the button below and email it to [email protected]?
There are many ways you can get involved and help advocate for children who have experienced abuse or neglect. Your financial support, your time and your voice are all ways to help.?
As a trained CASA volunteer you are appointed by a local judge to advocate for a child?s best interest in court. You help judges develop a fuller picture of each child?s life by visiting with the child monthly and make sure they are not being overlooked in the difficult maze if the child welfare system. As a volunteer you will report to the court and and share best-interest considerations including health, safety, day-to-day care, and emotional ties.?
Your work and advocacy enables judges to make the most well-informed decision in the best interest of each and every child as their family works towards safety and stability.?
We hope you will join us as a CASA volunteer. Together we can ensure every child finds that home and is never lost.
You can make a difference in the life of a foster child. EVERY child in Thomas, Brooks and Colquitt county needs to have a voice and you can be that voice. After CASA training is complete your commitment is an average of 5 hours per month.
Interested in more information?
When you volunteer, you will participate in a 30 hour nationally accredited training program that Never Lost provides, including all materials. Once you have completed training you will be sworn in as an officer of the court. You will be assigned cases by court order and will be asked to investigate all aspects of the child?s life and report back to the court – you are the eyes and ears of the court and your recommendations will have a lasting impact on the life of a child. As a trained CASA volunteer you work with a child until they reach permanency and find their forever home.
? Sincere care for children
? 21 or older
? Good verbal and written skills
? Able to pass criminal background check
? Ability to be objective and non judgmental
? Available to attend court hearings
? Commitment to CASA program for at least 1 year or, preferably, until the case is resolved – averaging 18 months.?
? Commitment to minimum Monthly visits with the child, this is very flexible, some examples are: lunch at school, visit with them in their house, meet with the counselor
? Commitment to child until they reach permanency – which is an average of 18 months
? Gather independent information about the child to make recommendations to the court in the child’s best interest.
? Seek cooperative solutions witth other participants in the child’s case.
? Interview the social worker and other service providers and review records related to the family.
? Prepare written reports for court hearings.
? Identify potential resources within the family and communitty to meet the child’s needs.
? Keep all records and informtion confidential.
? Monitor provisions of services plans and court orders.
? Ensure the child’s wishes are know to the court.
? Advocate for the child in the community.
? Consult with local program staff for support and guidance.
? Maintain focus on the child until permanency is achieved.
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