GRAND RAPIDS, Mich (WOOD) Right now, children in every county in Michigan are waiting for the help of a specially trained volunteer to help them through a very difficult time. CASA of Michigan is ready to train more people to give them that help. CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocates.
CASA is the only local volunteer organization that empowers everyday citizens to become appointed members of the Kent County court system in order to act on behalf of abused or neglected children as they pass through the family court system.
Volunteers advocate for abused and neglected children in Foster Care and Family Court. CASA is currently serving 27 of 83 Michigan counties. The system helps to break the multi-generational abuse cycle. The program has a high success rate, 90% of CASA children never return to Foster Care of Assistance Programs.
Volunteers needed. Must be 21 years old and be willing to complete necessary background checks, provide references and participate in an interview. Complete a minimum of 30 hours of pre-service training. Be available for court appearances. Be willing to commit to the CASA program until the case is closed. The next training class begins on April 14.
Contact CASA of Kent County