Boys in foster care need male mentors! Speak Up for a Foster Child in Riverside County!

Thursday, September 1st, 2022 from 6:00pm to 7:15pm (CT)

About

Volunteer Advocates:
CASA volunteers are advocates for children in foster care, speaking up on their behalf and helping them through what is often a confusing and scary time. With just 10-15 hours a month, CASAs can make a difference in the life of a child.

CASAs are Court Appointed Special Advocates. Once a CASA volunteer accepts a case, they are officially appointed by a Juvenile Court Judge, which authorizes them to become involved in the child’s case. No prior experience is needed. We provide all the training you will need, as well as ongoing support throughout your service as a CASA.

Additionally, some of the boys that we serve would benefit from having a consistent male role model in their lives.

What do CASAs do?
CASAs act as fact-finders for the judges, providing them with information that they may never get otherwise. CASAs gather information from Court documents, social workers’ files, and educational, medical and therapy records. They also speak with the child, family members, school officials, health providers, and other professionals involved in the child’s life. CASAs use this information, as well as firsthand observations, to advocate for the child in Court and school, and in other aspects of their lives. The CASA’s role is to consider what is in the child’s best interest and to make sure that each child’s individual needs are met.

The children we serve have been removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect, or abandonment. Many feel very much alone--until they meet their CASA. CASAs visit with their case children at least once a month. This provides the children with stability and consistency and allows the CASAs to better understand the needs of the children, as well as the children themselves. Some CASAs build and maintain positive, trusting relationships with their case children, much like mentors.

Learn more: Sign up to attend one of our Information Sessions.

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Requirement Details
Wondering if you should register to volunteer? Based on the CDC guidelines, we are asking you the following questions:
  1. Have you been exposed to someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19? See the CDC’s risk assessment guidance.

  2. Do you have symptoms consistent with COVID-19? Symptoms can include a cough or shortness of breath or at least two of the following: Fever, Chills, Repeated shaking with chills, Muscle pain, Headache, Sore throat, New loss of taste or smell. See the CDC’s symptom information.

If you answered "yes" to any of those questions, we ask you not to register. We are doing all we can to align with best practices and keep our community healthy.
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