Change a child’s story – become a CASA.

October 15, 2019

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Change a child’s story – become a CASA.

#CourtAppointedSpecialAdvocates

HART – Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Oceana, a program of The Fountain Hill Center, is seeking volunteers.

CASAs are trained volunteers appointed by the judge to represent the best interest of abused and neglected children.

The CASA volunteer visits with the child regularly; researches the background of the child; prepares written reports for court; and attends hearings until the case is permanently resolved.

CASA volunteers make sure each child’s individual needs remain a priority in an overburdened child welfare system. A child may have multiple social workers, foster care placements, therapists, and teachers throughout the life of the case but only one CASA volunteer.

Candidates must be at least 21 years of age; have a high school diploma or equivalent; be able to communicate in a professional manner; remain objective; and have access to reliable transportation.

CASA volunteers must participate in 30 hours of pre-service training. Training starts this fall.

Contact Emily Santellan for more information via email at [email protected] or by calling ‪616-796-4658.‬

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