CASA of Tulare County calls for volunteers

The Fresno BeeDecember 18, 2013 

CASA of Tulare County is seeking people to volunteer in the new year as a court-appointed special advocate for the needs and rights of children in foster care.

Volunteers receive a 38-hour training before representing a child in court. Once volunteers are assigned to a case, they spend an average of 10 to 12 hours per month getting to know a child, gathering information, exploring resources to meet the child's needs, representing the child in court every six months and then writing reports.

Orientations are offered Mondays at 5:30 p.m. and Thursdays at noon, except on holidays. The next training session for volunteers begins Jan. 7 at 5:30 p.m. All volunteer sessions are at the CASA office at 1146 N. Chinowth in Visalia.

For more information, call (559) 625-4007.

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