CASA for the Children of DC

Posted by OPI at 12:42 PM in Pro Bono Honors Pledge

CASA for the Children of DC is an organization that pairs adult (21+) mentors and advocates with young people in foster care who have suffered from abuse or neglect. CASA (court appointed special advocates) is looking for students to serve as mentors or CASA advocates.

CASA Mentors

Mentors utilize their unique experiences to teach their mentees the skills they need to navigate life successfully. Mentors spend a minimum of 4-6 hours per month with their mentees for a year-long commitment.  Mentorship would count toward the community service hours of the Pro Bono Pledge. For more information, visit here.

Court Appointed Special Advocates

Court Appointed Special Advocates are appointed by a judge to represent the best interest of a foster care child or youth. CASAs gather information, submit reports, make recommendations and provide the court with valuable insight into the child’s life. CASAs dedicate a minimum of 10-15 hours per month to their case for at least a year. CASA Advocacy would count toward the legal hours requirement of the Pro Bono Pledge. For more information, visit here. Also, read the frequently asked questions here.   If you have questions, you may contact Michael Parsons at (202) 887-0007 ext. 101 or at mparsons@casadc.org

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