CASA searching for volunteer advocates
Thursday, May 26, 2022 - Everyone has a calling - whether it’s a job you’re passionate about, a hobby, volunteering, or charity work.
If your calling is helping children, then becoming a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteer may be for you.
Since the start of the pandemic there has been a national shortage of CASA volunteers. Our community was not spared from the shortage and is in need of caring adults who are passionate and dedicated to advocate for children who have experienced abuse or neglect.
CASA advocates are trained volunteers that advocate for children and youth who have been abused and/or neglected, assisting the judge in making the most informed decisions based on the child’s best interests.
One CASA volunteer - one consistent adult - dedicated to a child’s well-being can make a huge difference in a child’s life. Volunteers assist in reducing the amount of time a child may spend in foster care, ensuring the child and the family have access to vital resources, and help strengthen and reunify families whenever possible.
No previous training or experience is required. Volunteers must be 21 years of age or older, be able to pass a criminal and child welfare history background check, and have a love and desire to help children in need.
If you’re interested in learning more about CASA and what it means to be a CASA volunteer, please join online via Zoom on Tuesday, June 7, at 9:00 a.m. or 3:00 p.m. You will hear from CASA staff about the volunteer experience and how you can get started on your journey to help a child in need.
For more information or to register to attend the online Zoom meeting contact Jenny Crosby via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone/text at 918-685-1501.
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