Court Appointed Special Advocate

Hosted by: Piedmont CASA, Inc. - Charlottesville

Date

Ongoing Opportunity

Time

Contact coordinator for times

Contact

Vicki Simons
vspcasa@embarqmail.com

About Court Appointed Special Advocate

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Volunteers Working to Stop Abuse and Neglect . . .

One Child at a Time.

Each year in the Charlottesville / Albemarle region, hundreds of children are victims of violence, sexual abuse and severe neglect.

CASA is an organization that trains Court Appointed Special Advocates, who work one-on-one with abused and endangered children to assist the courts in determining the best environment to ensure each child's safety and well-being. Volunteer court advocates may be the only voice that can truly speak for these children.


We need volunteers to help with:

  • Court Advocate Volunteer
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    Piedmont CASA is looking for caring, motivated and objective individuals who are committed to helping abused and neglected children. CASA volunteers come from all walks of life, and have a variety of professional, educational and ethnic backgrounds. No special experience is required, but you do need to be 21 years of age or older. Volunteers are selected on the basis of their objectivity, competence and commitment.

    A Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteer is a trained citizen who is appointed by a judge to advocate for the best interests of a child in court. Children helped by CASA volunteers include victims of abuse and neglect for whom custodial and home placement decisions are being made by the juvenile court.

    A CASA volunteer provides a judge with a carefully researched background of the child to help the court make a sound decision about that child's future. Each case is as unique as the child involved. The CASA volunteer evaluates if it is in the child's best interest to stay with his or her parents or guardians, be placed in foster care, or be freed for permanent adoption. The CASA volunteer makes recommendations to the judge, and follows through on the case until it is permanently resolved.

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