CASA program seeks volunteers to be a voice for a child in need
CASA, a program of Crime Victim Services, will hold an Information Session on Thursday, June 30th via Facebook Live @casaoflima from 11am-Noon for those interested in participating or learning more about the 2022 Summer Training Class. Come learn about the role of a CASA/GAL and how YOU can be a voice for a child in need.
CASA® is a volunteer-driven organization dedicated to providing a voice for children who have been abused and neglected. A Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) is a trained community volunteer, appointed by a judge, to speak up for the best interests of an abused or neglected child. The ultimate goal of a CASA volunteer is to help make sure the child has a safe, permanent home.
In order to become a volunteer, you must be 21 years of age, have a valid driver’s license and pass a background check. Additionally, you must complete our Pre-Service Training, which consists of 35 hours of training prior to certification. We currently have 85 active volunteers but are needing more to ensure that every abused or neglected child in Allen & Putnam Counties has a CASA Volunteer to advocate for them. So far in 2022, we have been unable to assign a CASA Volunteer for more than 45 children. It is our hope that we can continue to increase the number of volunteers in order to serve every child in our community.
This summer class will be held in person Monday through Friday, July 18th – July 29th. In just a couple of weeks, you can become an advocate for a child who needs you to be their voice.
CASA® seeks persons interested in maki
ng a commitment to our community’s most vulnerable children. Interested volunteers will complete an application, participate in an interview, complete background checks, and undergo comprehensive training. For more information, please contact the CASA office at 567-940-2272 or firstname.lastname@example.org.