This program is supported by the NYS Office of Children and Family Services through the Genesee County Youth Bureau There are many ways in which individuals can become more active in their community, and one of the most satisfying ways is to find an organization you care about and volunteer your time. Genesee County CASA for Children is a non-profit organization that advocates for abused and neglected children in our community. By becoming a volunteer advocate, you would be giving a child a powerful voice during what can be daunting court proceedings in Family Court.
A CASA advocate monitors court orders, maintains a relationship with the child or children invovled, makes reports and reccomendations to the court about safe, permanent placement of the child or chidlren, attends court proceedings, and gathers all case information to be reported back the the family court.
On average, after training, an advocate spends between 8 and 10 hours a month on their assigned case. It has been shown that chidlren who have a CASA are more likely to be in safe, permanent homes, and have better opportunities for success later in life. If you think CASA might be the organization that you would fit into, please don't hesitate. Their are hundreds of children right here in Genesee County that are in need of a CASA.
Please contact Tara Pariso at (585) 344-2550 x 2331 or [email protected] for more information and application.
This program is supported by the NYS Office of Children and Family Services through the Genesee County Youth Bureau