Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Volunteer Opportunity: Dallas CASA

“If you sat in court, it would make you cry. But most of these stories have happy endings. That's the reward: a job well-done, a life turned around. There's great value in investing in others; the returns will outlast you. A child will pass on that love, and it will outlive you.”
— a Dallas Attorney
 
CASA volunteers are a source of hope and support for child victims as they wait for the courts to decide where they may safely live.
 
Dallas CASA thoroughly trains its volunteers to be the best possible advocates for abused and neglected children. The volunteers complete a 30-hour training program which covers topics such as Dynamics of Child Abuse and Neglect, Advocate Responsibilities, Family Violence, Cultural Competence, Permanency Planning, Accessing Services and Court Proceedings. All classes must be completed for a volunteer to graduate and be sworn in by the court as a CASA volunteer. 
 
After completing training, Dallas CASA volunteers are teamed with a CASA staff supervisor. On average, our supervisors each have more than 15 years of experience in child welfare or a related field. Supervisors provide support and guidance to volunteers throughout their cases and are always present during court hearings.
 
June/July 2015 Evening Training ClassApplication deadline is June 10, 2015
Wednesday
June 24
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Thursday
June 25
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday
June 30
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday
July 1
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Thursday
July 2
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday
July 7
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Thursday
July 9
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday
July 14
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday
July 15
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Swearing In - Friday, July 24 at 11:45 a.m.

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