FEBRUARY 1st, 2014 was
our 2nd Annual Zumbathon with a Superhero twist!
This week, CASA of the Southern Tier, Inc. (a non-profit organization serving Chemung, Schuyler and Steuben Counties of New York) celebrates the commitment of CASA volunteers to helping victims of child abuse and neglect heal, ensuring all children feel safe and loved.
Read the full article here.
Head on over to our Volunteer Spotlight - Kay Pavlick's CASA Volunteer Testimonial and read Kay's experience as a CASA advocate!
You have just inquired about the most rewarding and empowering volunteer opportunity to make a difference in a child's life. As Court Appointed Special Advocates, CASA of the Southern Tier, Inc. advocates for the best interests of abused and neglected children in Family Court within Chemung, Schuyler and Steuben Counties of New York. When an abused or neglected child becomes caught up in the complexities of the court system, the CASA Volunteer is there to tell the child's story. The CASA Program recruits, screens, trains and supervises community volunteers to provide this advocacy role - and also to ensure they do not get lost in the overburdened legal and social service system. And even so - languish in inappropriate group or foster homes. For many abused children, their CASA volunteer will be the one constant adult presence in their lives. Independent research has demonstrated that children with a CASA volunteer are substantially less likely to spend time in long-term foster care and less likely to reenter care. We know that a child who is represented by a CASA volunteer stands a better chance of living in a safe, permanent home. Volunteers stay with each case until it is closed and the child is placed in a safe, permanent home.
COURT APPOINTED SPECIAL ADVOCATES
OUR MISSIONTo advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in Family Court by recruiting and training community volunteers.
Every child in a safe, secure, and loving home.
• We will provide independent, objective, factual information to the juvenile court through quality court reports.
• We will be an active participant in the child' s case management team.
• We will keep our commitment to the children.
• We will conduct ourselves and our work with competency and professionalism.
• We will be persistent in our work.• We will continue to improve ourselves through education and experience in order to improve the lives of the children we serve.
Learn more about how an advocate makes a difference in the life of a child.
Your contribution to CASA of the Southern Tier, no matter the size, can help us change a child's life. Your donation will support the work we do as advocates to give children the voice they need
Make a donation today.
More than ever, we need CASA Volunteers to help children in our tri-county area to find safe, permanent homes. We need people like you. Become a CASA Advocate and make a lasting difference in the life a child.
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