Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)

 
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)
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CASA 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 and then you’ll be matched with a child and be expected to volunteer for the length of their case. A case generally lasts a year and a half and requires about 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, do better in school and are less likely to be bounced from home to home.

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