Hometown: Apply Now for Colonial CASA Advocate Training

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Colonial Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is accepting applications for its fall volunteer training.

CASA provides advocacy services to abused and neglected children in court and in the community to ensure their safe future.

Volunteer advocates with the nonprofit take on cases appointed by a judge. The advocate conducts thorough research on the background of the case, reviews, documents, interviews interested parties involved in the child’s life, and ultimately submits a written report that walks the judge through the life of the child. This includes recommendations on what the advocate believes to be in the best interest of the child.

CASA advocates can also be instrumental in assuring a family receives court-ordered services.

Folks who are interested in applying should have good communication skills and be 25 years of age or older. Applicants will undergo a thorough background check and attend 40 hours of training provided by Colonial CASA.

Applications are due by August 1. Training begins September 16, and will take place from 9 a.m. to noon on Mondays and Wednesdays, through October 24. Call 229-3306 or visit the Colonial CASA website for more information.

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