Online training available for CASA volunteers

Published 12:09 am Thursday, June 18, 2020

CASA of Southeast Texas is in critical need for more committed members of the community to dedicate their time in becoming a CASA volunteer advocate and help break the cycle of abuse and neglect by supporting children and families.

CASA has seen an increase of cases due to COVID-19.

CASA of Southeast Texas is offering a flexible pre-service training in an online interactive environment.

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You can complete the required training sessions from the comfort of your home. Enrollment is currently open.

CASA of Southeast Texas has a goal of providing a volunteer for every foster child in Jefferson County to represent the child’s best interest in cases of abuse and neglect. Without CASA volunteers, the children have no voice.

As a Court Appointed Special Advocate, you can keep abused and neglected children safe while they reach a safe, permanent home. You are a voice making a difference at a critical point in a child’s life.

CASA advocates get to know the child and everyone involved in the child’s life to advocate for the child’s best interests while they are in the foster care system.

Requirements to become a CASA advocate are as follows: commit to at least one year of advocacy, pass criminal and CPS background checks and must be at least 21 years old.

For more information about being an advocate, call the CASA office at 409-832-2272.

An orientation is planned for 5:30 p.m. June 29, and training is scheduled to take place anytime between July 7 and Aug. 6.