Make a difference in a child’s life – be a CASA.

March 13, 2019

Photo courtesy of National CASA Association.

Make a difference in a child’s life – be a CASA.

#CASAofOceana

NEW ERA – Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Oceana, a program of The Fountain Hill Center, is looking for volunteers.

CASAs are trained volunteers appointed by the judge to represent the best interest of children in the court system due to abuse or neglect. A child with a CASA is more likely to succeed in school, receive additional services they need, and reach a permanent solution sooner.

A child in foster care will change homes an average of three times. In most cases their neighborhood, school, friends, and case worker will change over the course of their case. The child’s CASA volunteer may be the only consistent adult in their life. Volunteers will make sure the child’s wishes are known and make recommendations that are in their best interest.

Volunteers are required to go through 30 hours of pre-service training. Training starts this spring.

A potential volunteer must be at least 21 years of age, have a GED or high school diploma, be able to communicate in a professional manner, maintain objectivity, and have access to reliable transportation.

For more information contact Emily, via email at [email protected] or call (616) 796-4658.

Find out more on the Oceana County CASA Facebook page.

 

 

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