The primary focus of CPN is to provide support to local CASA programs and services. CASA volunteers are appointed by judges to watch over and advocate for abused and neglected children, to make sure they don’t get lost in the overburdened legal and social service system or languish in inappropriate group or foster homes. Before being assigned responsibilities, CASA volunteers undergo a thorough background check and participate in a 40 hour training course. In addition, ongoing continuing education and in-service participation is required after accepting a CASA volunteer position.
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Want to do something truly meaningful? Make a resolution to help a child in foster care! Become a CASA volunteer. We will train you and stand by your side as you advocate for your child.
“CASA” stands for Court Appointed Special Advocate. We train volunteers, like you, to assist children as they navigate their way through the foster care system. You will learn to become the voice for children who often cannot speak for themselves. You will report to the court how your child is doing and what your child needs to flourish.
Children in foster care who have a CASA volunteer, like you, have a much brighter future. They do better in school, get better health care, and find a permanent loving home faster than those children without an advocate. YOU are the key to their bright future.
The 2018 fall training session is scheduled to begin on October 9, 2018 and will continue through November 8, 2018. Training will be held on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of each week, from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at our office. Applications are due by August 10, 2018.
For more information, contact Margie Jordan, CASA Program Director, at 309-888-5852 or firstname.lastname@example.org