BECOME A CASA
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A Court Appointed Special Advocate-CASA volunteer is a community citizen who has been trained and sworn in by a Judge
to advocate for the best interest of children who have been abused and neglected and are dependent wards of the state.
By visiting the child, interviewing those involved in the child's life, and working with the case workers, CASA volunteers strive to see each child placed in a safe and loving home as quickly as possible.
CASA is particularly interested in volunteers with ASL and bilingual speaking abilities, volunteers with lived experience in the foster care system, and volunteers from underserved communities.
By gathering information regarding the child's circumstances, attending court proceedings, and writing court reports, the CASA volunteer is able to make recommendations to ensure the child’s medical and dental, educational and emotional needs are a top priority. In addition, CASA volunteers represent the child's wishes, giving the child a voice in court, and thus in their future.
The CASA volunteer is a person the child can count on and is often the only consistent person in the child’s life during their time in foster care.
Orientation sessions are held twice each month virtually. To attend the virtual orientation, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (503) 967-6420 for the Zoom information. A current list of orientation sessions can also be viewed on our Facebook page.
Meetings are held on:
1st Monday from 12-1pm
& the 3rd Monday from 6-7pm
At least 21 yrs of age
Passion for children in the community
Pass criminal background checks
Good written and verbal communication skills
Ability to complete and maintain training
Available to attend court hearings
Ability to commit to the program for at least 2 years;
preferably until assigned case is closed
Attend an Orientation
Submit your application using the link below to our online portal.
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