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CASA/GAL Program of Summit County, Akron, Ohio

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Address: Summit County Juvenile Court
Akron, Ohio  44310  
United States
Is 501(c)(3) nonprofit certified by the IRS?: Yes
Number of Volunteers Serving Nationally: 250
Number of People Being Served: 1000
EIN: 34-1856268
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Mission Statement


To provide every child who enters the court system as a result of allegations of abuse, neglect or dependency with a trained community volunteer to advocate for what is the child's "best interest."

Description


Imagine having a childhood where you were mistreated so terribly that you spent more time in the hospital than out...imagine having a parent who left you wondering when you would eat again...imagine raising your brothers and sisters, because one day your parents left and never came back... CASA volunteers advocate for children who face these types of obstacles and help them see that life can give everyone a second chance! Volunteers are appointed to speak up for the best interests of abused and neglected children involved in juvenile court proceedings. They visit with the child(ren) on the case, learn about his or her life, make recommendations to the Judge, and do everything they can to keep that child from "falling through the cracks." The role of the CASA volunteer is tremendously important. If you are passionate about helping abused and neglected children, or have an interest in child welfare or juvenile law, CASA may be for you! Contact us to learn more about the program and how we will support you in your advocacy for this vulnerable population.

Imagine having a childhood where you were mistreated so terribly that you spent more time in the hospital than out...imagine having a parent who left you wondering when you would eat again...imagine raising your brothers and sisters, because one day your parents left and never came back... CASA volunteers advocate for children who face these types of obstacles and help them see that life can give everyone a second chance! Volunteers are appointed to speak up for the best interests of abused and neglected children involved in juvenile court proceedings. They visit with the child(ren) on the case, learn about his or her life, make recommendations to the Judge, and do everything they can to keep that child from "falling through the cracks." The role of the CASA volunteer is tremendously important. If you are passionate about helping abused and neglected children, or have an interest in child welfare or juvenile law, CASA may be for you! Contact us to learn more about the program and how we will support you in your advocacy for this vulnerable population.

Mission Statement: To provide every child who enters the court system as a result of allegations of abuse, neglect or dependency with a trained community volunteer to advocate for what is the child's "best interest."

Local Affiliation



Program Type:


Youth Program

Do you Require Formal Orientation Training?


Yes