With over 385 children currently in the custody of DHS in Hancock County, CASA has an enormous challenge ahead. Currently, the CASA program in Hancock has 30 trained volunteers who are actively advocating for 67 families. While our existing volunteers are making great strides with the families they are currently assigned to, we continue to have hundreds of children unserved in this community by CASA each year.
Here is where you come in! We are looking for volunteers who are willing to become trained advocates for children who are victims of abuse and neglect. The volunteers must maintain objectivity on the case while getting to know the child and everyone else connected to the family. You must be 21 years of age and be able to pass a background check and child abuse registry check, and complete 30 hours of training before being sworn in as an advocate.
With our next training class beginning in mid-January, it is our hope that we will have at least 10-12 new volunteers by the end of February. Although our work is difficult, we remain steadfast in knowing that our children are worth it!
If you are interested learning more about becoming an advocate please call us at 228.344.0419 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org