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A CASA volunteer is a trained community member that is appointed by a judge to advocate for the best interest of abused and neglected children in foster care in accordance with PA Juvenile Act (Title 42 Act PA C.C. Sec. 6301 et.seq.)

CASA Volunteer Advocate
Job Description

Qualifications

male advocate and girls outside Qualifications
  • Interest in children, their rights, and special needs
  • 21 years of age or older
  • Successfully complete application process: application, references, clearances, and background check
  • Participate in interview with CASA staff members
  • Ability to keep all case and court information completely confidential
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both written and orally
  • Ability to respect people from various backgrounds
  • Ability to transport self
  • Follow guidelines set forth by CASA of Lancaster County in accordance with the National CASA Association
CASA volunteers shall be recruited and accepted into the CASA Program without regard to gender, disabilities, age (21 or older), race or other condition.

Duties and Responsibilities

Ensure a child’s best interests are represented at every stage in the case.

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  • Serve as a fact-finder for the judge by thoroughly researching and investigating the current and background facts of each case assigned
  • Provide these facts in report-form to the judge and to speak for the child in the courtroom, representing the child's best interests
  • Facilitate communication between parties in the case
  • Act as an overseer throughout the duration of the case, ensuring it is brought to a swift and appropriate conclusion in the child's best interests

Consult regularly with CASA staff

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  • Develop case plan
  • Continually collaborate and check-in with CASA staff
  • Submit court reports to a minimum of 10 days prior to court date
  • Participate in 3 month, 6 month and annual evaluations with CASA Volunteer Manager

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