Northern Essex County CASA

430 N Canal St, Lawrence, Ma 01840, Usa
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Our missionEssex County CASA is a program of Family Services of Merrimack Valley, and recruits, trains and supervises volunteers from the community to advcate for children in abuse/neglect cases in the Lawrence, Newburyport, Salem, and the Lynn Juvenile Courts.

Northern Essex County CASA

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Volunteer CASA

CASA volunteers visit with the children, gather information from everyone who touches their lives, advocates for their best interests, and puts all of this information into a court report, so that the judge can make informed decisions about the child’s future. This typically requires about 15 hours per month of volunteer time, and we ask CASAs to stay on a child's case until it is finished–an average of 18 months. So, this is not your typical volunteer gig! All CASAs must complete a 40-hour training over a period of 5-6 weeks.
  • Weekly, Monthly
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
  • Formal
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends
How you helpOur Advocates are regular people with no particular backgrounds, who are committed to making a difference in kids’ lives.
About usEssex County CASA was founded in 1991 and took first case in May 1992. Essex County CASA has been a program of Family Services of the Merrimack Valley since 2001. Our trained Advocates are appointed by the Juvenile Court judges in Lawrence, Newburyport, Salem, and Lynn MA in abuse and neglect cases. We meet with the children, gather information from everyone who touches their lives, and advocate for their best interests.
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