Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) of Jefferson County, Missouri
What I Gleaned - Knowledge of the foster care system; interview skills;
Duties - Advocating for the best interest of children placed in the foster care system; appointed by the court. Conducting research by means of obtaining/reviewing documents and interviewing all who are pertinent to the case. Working with the case worker and the Deputy Juvenile Officer assigned to the case towards an ultimate goal of permanency. Keeping in close contact with the child so as to properly determine his or her best interests. Creating court reports to submit findings and recommendations to the judge. Attending all court hearings and meetings regarding the case. Creating and maintaining CASA Facebook Page.