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PTO for CASA Volunteers
December 7, 2017
 

Become a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteer!
From helping siblings find permanent placement together, to finding a child a stable home with a relative, to uncovering information that helps reunite a loving family, volunteer advocates make incredible differences in the lives of abused and neglected children.
• You’ll talk with the child and with their family members, teachers and others to find out where the child will be happiest and safest: with the parent(s), a relative or a loving foster family.
• You’ll speak for the child in court, making your fact-based recommendation for placement to the judge.
• During the life of the case, you’ll act as the one constant in the child’s life as they experience changes in foster placements, schools and caseworkers.
According to the Policies of the University of North Texas Health Science Center, 05.614 Other Leave With Pay, Section J – 1:
“CASA volunteers are appointed by judges to watch over and advocate for abused and neglected children. An employee may be provided paid leave not to exceed five hours each month to participate in mandatory training or to perform volunteer services for Court Appointed Special Advocates.”
If you are interested in becoming a CASA Volunteer, please visit: http://www.speakupforachild.org/become-an-advocate/.
You can also contact Caitlyn Ussery, LMSW at 817-877-5891 or Caitlyn.Ussery@CASATC.org.