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Last Name 1 Professor Sanders English Composition 1 February 1, 2009 The Process of Becoming a CASA Volunteer CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocate and is a national nonprofit organization. [CASA’s mission is to train and supervise community volunteers to advocate for abused and neglected children in the court system.] There are hundreds of children in Travis County who have been removed from their homes by child protective services for abuse and neglect. These children endure great stress and face significant challenges while in the foster care system. Children who have been appointed a CASA volunteer by the judge often form a special relationship with that volunteer. A CASA volunteer’s recommendations in court for what is in the best interest of the children they serve significantly impacts the judge’s decisions and the outcome of the case. [Becoming a CASA volunteer can be challenging and rewarding, and it requires a strong desire to help children, clearing a series of background checks, and completing a substantial training program.] [All prospective volunteers must complete a basic application and participate in
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This note was uploaded on 08/17/2011 for the course ENGL 1301 taught by Professor Sergebrethe during the Summer '09 term at Austin Community College.

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