Most of us want to do our part in making our corner of the world a better place. The stumbling block for many of us is in identifying a method to accomplish this goal. The most effective way to brighten our neighborhood is to use our life passion as a portal. We are looking for men and women who are passionate about helping children become successful in their lives. CASA 20th Judicial District serves abused and neglected children in Faulkner, Van Buren and Searcy counties. These children need someone to advocate for them, to be their voice in court. They need you!
What is involved?
… Your time. We need you to commit a year of your life to a child or sibling set. You will be completely trained and sworn in as an officer of the court. You will receive constant support from our CASA supervisors. You will visit your child at least once per month. You will go to court as required. You will have some paperwork to complete for the agency and the court. On an average, you will need 8-12 hours per month to make a difference in the life of a child.
… Your concern. Your desire to help a child receive the help of the legal system will assist them to overcome barriers in their lives. Many of these children are changed forever because someone like you cares enough to provide the support they need. You will develop a genuine relationship with the child.
Volunteer training begins in October! What word sticks out as you read this article? YOU! We need YOU! There are currently no volunteers from Searcy county and only a few from Van Buren county. The need in Faulkner county continues to grow. For more specific information, please read our page on Becoming a CASA Advocate.