CASA of West Texas Needs Volunteers

CASA of West Texas Needs Volunteers

CASA of West Texas in great need for volunteers in Andrews.
ANDREWS -- CASA of West Texas in great need for volunteers in Andrews. CASA has scheduled an upcoming training event for new volunteers in Andrews on September 6, 2014. Currently, there are more than 40 CASA children and only 3 volunteers in Andrews.

A Court Appointed Special Advocate or CASA is an adult willing to stand up for an abused and/or neglected child. A CASA volunteer is appointed by a judge to provide factual information on behalf of a child caught in a difficult legal process. In a court system challenged by increasing caseloads, a CASA Volunteer can make the single greatest difference in the life of a child.

To become a CASA, you should be:

Willing to commit at least one year of your time
Able to interview a variety of sources (teachers, relatives, etc.)
Able to maintain objectivity in your recommendations
Able to effectively communicate orally and in writing
Mature in dealing with emotional situations
Willing to demonstrate sensitivity to cultural and ethnic differences
Willing to go through an in-depth training program
Able to pass an extensive background check
Over the age of 21

How do I get involved?

To learn more about becoming a CASA Volunteer in Andrews, Dawson, Gaines, Howard, Martin, Glasscock or Midland County, please contact:

CASA of West Texas
Kathy Harmon
kathyh@casawtx.org
1611 W. Texas Ave., Midland, Texas 79701
Office: (432) 683-1114
Toll Free: (877) 316-8346
FAX: (432) 683-1168
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