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Advocate for a Foster Child

Court Appointed Special Advocates are "the eyes and ears of the court." Advocates gather information and interview everyone involved in a foster child's life in order to make recommendations and reports to the presiding judge. These reports and recommendations ensure that a foster child receives all service in order to be safe, have a permanent home and thrive. Advocates are also one of the only consistent and caring adults in a foster child's life during a very difficult time.

Organization Description
Organization: 
Casa First Judicial District
More Details
Number of Volunteers Needed: 
42
Dates Volunteer is Needed: 
Flexible, One year commitment
Minimum Age of Volunteers: 
21
Who Will be Impacted through this Project: 

CASA speaks for children. The individuals impacted by a volunteer opportunity with Court Appointed Special Advocates are children who are currently in the foster care system.

Additional Requirements: 

*At least 21 years old
*One year commitment
*Commitment to spending 8-10 hours per month on assigned case
*Ability to visit your foster child every few weeks
*Ability to communicate orally and in writing
*Ability to pass criminal and CPS background check

Is this a Group Opportunity: 
No
Are Court-Ordered Volunteers Accepted?: 
No
Is this an Ongoing Opportunity?: 
Yes
Address of Project Site
446 W. San Francisco Street
Santa Fe
New Mexico
87501
Contact Info
Contact Phone: 
(505) 820-1500