Court Appointed Special Advocates (“CASA”), Inc. – NYC/FCNY

Posted on August 6, 2018

For the continued support of the Volunteer Coordinator, who is responsible for volunteer recruitment, screening, training and support. CASA volunteers receive 33 hours of pre-service training and are then assigned by family court judges to the cases of children who are at a high risk of “falling through the cracks” within the foster care system. They assess the individual needs of each child and family, collaborate with all involved parties to get those needs met, and work to ensure that children move out of foster care and into safe, permanent and loving homes as quickly as possible. Advocates work intensively with youth aging out of foster care to help them prepare to live independently. The Volunteer Coordinator will continue to grow CASA’s team of volunteers by recruiting and training 72 new volunteers this year and by increasing the linguistic and cultural diversity of their volunteers. Their goal over the next two years is to match 90 percent of the 1,100 children served with dedicated CASA volunteers.