Court Appointed Special Advocate Program, CASA, York County

York County Court Appointed Special Advocate Program, CASA


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General Information
Description of ServiceRecruits, screens, trains and supervises volunteer advocates who are then appointed by the Juvenile Judge to advocate for the best interests of abused and/or neglected children. The program strives to help move children more quickly through the court system to safe, permanent placements.

SERVICES MAY INCLUDE:
•Advocates for abused and/or neglected children involved in dependency court proceedings
•Independently investigates facts of the case for the court
•Makes recommendations to the court based on case facts and information gathered
•Monitors court orders to ensure services are provided to and utilized by the child and family
•Attends all meetings and court proceedings
LocationYork
Geographical AreaYork, York City, CASA, C.A.S.A., Central York School District, Christian School of York, Dallastown Area School District, Dover Area School District, Eastern York School District, Hanover Public School District, Lincoln Intermediate Unit 12, Northern York County School District, Northeastern School District, Red Lion Area School District, Shrewsbury Christian Academy, South Eastern School District, South Western School District, Southern York County School District, Spring Grove Area School District, West Shore School District, West York Area School District, York City School District, York Catholic, York Country Day School, York County School of Technology, York Suburban School District
Facility/ADA AccessFully Accessible
Intake ProcedureTo inquire about volunteer opportunities and our next training session for volunteers contact Donna Creager or Ann Mushendwa at casa@yorkcountypa.gov
Intake RequirementsVolunteers will complete an application, an interview and training before being considered to be an advocate.
 
Client Information
Intended ParticipantsVolunteers that are willing to make a difference. Volunteers must be 21 years of age or older. Males encouraged to apply to become an advocate.
GenderEither
Languages SpokenEnglish but organization is looking for Bi-lingual Volunteers
EligibilityProgram: Juveniles who are dependent as a result of abuse and/or neglect Volunteer: opportunities open to anyone over the age of 21. Willing to commit to 12-24 months of volunteering
 
Availability
Hours of Operation Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm
Contact Information
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Contact's Name Ann Mushendwa
Contact's Position CASA Coordinator
Contact's Phone 717-771-9754
Contact's Email akmushendwa@yorkcountypa.gov
Physical Site Address 1 45 North George Street, 4th floor
Physical Site City, State, Zip York, PA 17401
Main Phone 717-771-9754
Hotline Phone 800-441-2025
Service Location Email casa@yorkcountypa.gov
Web Address www.yorkcountycasa.org
 
 
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: Courts and Criminal Justice, York County Government
Affiliated Program: York County Court Appointed Special Advocate Program, CASA
This Service: Court Appointed Special Advocate Program, CASA, York County
 
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Child Advocacy Centers (FT-3000.1450)
Crime Victim/Witness Support Volunteer Opportunities (PX-1850.1700)
Guardians ad Litem Volunteer Opportunities (PX-1850.2500)
Judicial Advocacy (FP-0500.3900)