Court Appointed Special Advocates/Guardians Ad Litem (CASA/GAL)

 
Court Appointed Special Advocates/Guardians Ad Litem (CASA/GAL)
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CASA/GAL supports children who are going through the judicial system because they’ve experienced neglect or abuse. Advocates are paired with children whom they get to know, and they help judges and others to understand what the children need in order to find safe permanent homes. As a volunteer, you’ll complete thirty hours of training before you work with a child and an additional twelve hours of continuing education annually. When you’re matched with a child, you’re expected to volunteer for the length of their case. A case generally lasts a year and a half and requires about five to ten hours a month. Research has shown that children paired with a CASA volunteer have a much higher likelihood of finding a safe permanent home,

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