Juvenile
1338 SW Old Clifton Road  Port Orchard, WA
Phone:(360)337-5401 * Fax:(360)337-5404
 
 
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CASA TRAINING

UPCOMING TRAINING OPPORTUNITY
Next Training Opportunities:


Friday, September 15 8am-5pm
Saturday, September 16 8am-5pm
Saturday, September 23 8am-5pm
   
Reminder this is a cumulative training and all three dates are required.

All training is held at:
KITSAP COUNTY YOUTH SERVICE CENTER,
1338 SW OLD CLIFTON ROAD, PORT ORCHARD, WA 98367

Please dress comfortably. Also feel free to bring a pillow to sit on. A training manual will be provided for you to keep.  As a reminder, you will be required to attend the orientation, all three days of training, and 3 hours of court observation. Lunch is regrettably not provided but snacks are provided throughout. Please let us know of any special dietary considerations.

If you have any questions please contact Kyle Barber at 337-5484.

When you become a volunteer for the Court Appointed Special Advocate Program (CASA), you are asked to make a one-year commitment to the program. Volunteers dedicate approximately 10 to 20 hours of time per month to advocate for abused or neglected children.

You become the voice for the child in the court system. As a CASA, you investigate the child's situation, report to the court, monitor case progress, encourage positive communications, and advocate for the best interests of the child.

You'll hear from mental health and medical professionals about the issues of neglect and abuse. You'll learn how to interview the child, family and other involved professionals to make certain all the facts are uncovered.

You'll learn about courtroom procedures - what the judge expects from you, what to expect if you are asked to testify, and how to write court reports.

As long as the child is a ward of the court, you'll be asked to monitor the entire process so that the child's best interests are served, and to act as an independent voice to tell the court what you think should be done to improve the situation.

Being a CASA volunteer can be hard, often tiresome work. Sometimes it will make you angry or sad or frustrated at what you see.

But when you can help just one child who's been assaulted or neglected, and when you make the difference in only one confused child's life, then you will know for certain that it is all worth it, for you...and the child.

Raise your voice for a child!
Become a CASA volunteer
Call (360) 337-5484

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