Volunteer Responsibilities
CASA volunteers listen first. Then they act. Volunteers get to know the children and talk with everyone in that child's life - parents and relatives, foster parents, teachers, medical professionals, attorneys, social workers and others. A volunteer’s primary responsibilities include: - Learning information by reviewing documents and records - Interviewing the children, family members, and professionals in their lives - Providing written reports at court hearings - Appearing in court and advocating for the child's best interests and providing testimony when necessary - Helping the child understand the court proceedings - "Be the Glue" by helping find solutions to some of the problems in the children's lives - Helping ensure the children and their family are receiving appropriate services and advocating for those that are not immediately available. This includes bringing concerns about the child's health, education, mental health, and others to the appropriate professionals. - Monitoring case plans and court orders - Updating the court on developments with agencies and family members and ensuring that appropriate motions are filed on behalf of the child so the court knows of any changes about the child's situation How do they help?
CASA volunteers are appointed by judges to watch over and advocate for abused and neglected children, to ensure they aren’t lost in the overburdened legal and social service system or languishing in inappropriate groups or foster homes. Volunteers stay with each case until it is closed and the child is placed in a safe, permanent home. Children with a CASA volunteer spend less time in foster care and are more likely to succeed in school. For many abused children, their CASA volunteer will be the one constant adult presence in their lives. Send Applications to:
2727 W. 2nd Street
Suite 410
Hastings, NE 68901
Our mission
The mission of CASA of South Central Nebraska is to provide trained, court appointed, community volunteers to advocate for a quick, safe, permanent home for all abused and neglected children in Adams, Clay, Nuckolls and Webster counties.
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