CASA Informational Meetings to be held

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) will be holding Informational Meetings once a month for prospective CASA volunteers. A CASA volunteer has to complete 30 hours of special training and background screenings before they are sworn in as a volunteer child advocate. The mission for CASA of Southeast Missouri is to provide well-trained court appointed volunteers to serve as advocates for abused and neglected children under jurisdiction of the 32nd Judicial Circuit Juvenile Court. Through the four key aspects of CASA advocacy: Investigation, Mediation, Reporting and Monitoring the CASA volunteer ensures that the children's immediate and long-term needs are being met while in foster care and work to secure a healthy permanent placement for these children. The purpose of this type of meeting is to provide an opportunity to learn more about the CASA program in a very informal setting. The information will provide a brief overview of the CASA program and the responsibilities of a CASA volunteer.

Dates for upcoming meetings are:

February 23 12 Noon

February 25 5:30pm

March 23 12 Noon

March 25 5:30pm

April 27 12 Noon

April 29 5:30pm

May 25 12 Noon

May 27 5:30pm

June 22 12 Noon

June 24 5:30pm

July 27 12 Noon

July 29 5:30pm

Please call our office for more information. 573-335-1726