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CASA New Orleans Advocate

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Company: Casa New Orleans

Location: New Orleans, LA

Date Posted: July, 5 2014

Source: ChristianVolunteering.org

Description:
CASA New Orleans (Court Appointed Special Advocates) is an agency which advocates on behalf of children (birth to 18+) who have been judged victims of abuse and/or neglect. The duties carried out by a CASA are extremely important. No special education or skills are required. We provide thorough training and continual support.A CASA volunteer offers a child trust and advocacy during complex legal proceedings. Interacting and explaining to the child what is going on, the CASA may be the only stable and continuous presence in his/her life.If you have the heart and the commitment, join this select group of CASAs and represent a child’s best interests; interact with families, foster parents; appear in Juvenile Court; coordinate with the child’s school, therapists, social workers and more. Are you ready to find out more about becoming one of these special people? Come out to one of our upcoming orientations:Tuesday, December ...

Description:
CASA New Orleans (Court Appointed Special Advocates) is an agency which advocates on behalf of children (birth to 18+) who have been judged victims of abuse and/or neglect. The duties carried out by a CASA are extremely important. No special education or skills are required. We provide thorough training and continual support.A CASA volunteer offers a child trust and advocacy during complex legal proceedings. Interacting and explaining to the child what is going on, the CASA may be the only stable and continuous presence in his/her life.If you have the heart and the commitment, join this select group of CASAs and represent a child’s best interests; interact with families, foster parents; appear in Juvenile Court; coordinate with the child’s school, therapists, social workers and more. Are you ready to find out more about becoming one of these special people? Come out to one of our upcoming orientations:Tuesday, December 11th from noon-1PM,Thursday, January 3rd from noon-1 PM,OR Thursday, January 3rd from 5:30-6:30 PMAt the orientation we go over what it means to be a CASA advocate. All of our orientations are located at our office– 1340 Poydras St. NOLA 70112 – in our conference room on the 21stfloor.Requirements to be a CASA are:
•Approximately 10-15 hours a month of volunteering (scheduling is flexible)
•Commitment of at least 1 year duration
•Screening process including an interview, background check, and abuse investigation
•Minimum age of 21
•36 hour training program over about 4 weeks Organization's

Mission Statement:
The mission of CASA is to provide trained community volunteers to advocate for the best interest of abused and neglected children in court. Our goal is to ensure that every child has a safe, permanent, nurturing home.

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