Posted on August 6, 2018
To support the groundwork for and launch of the Peer Coordinator Model (“PCM”) which utilizes exemplary CASA volunteers to serve as Peer Coordinators to coach and support their own teams of Advocates, effectively serving as volunteer supervisors. The model represents a paradigm shift in organizational structure, moving CASA significantly closer, without increasing staff, to its goal of providing an advocate and voice for each of the 500+ Union County foster youths that need one. CASA volunteers monitor unmet medical, emotional and educational needs of foster youth and seek timely action on issues interfering with a youth’s best interest. CASA recruits, screens, trains, supervises and supports community volunteers to act as Advocates for children from birth to age 21 who have been removed from their homes due to domestic abuse, neglect and/or abandonment and placed in foster care.