CASA: Advocates for Children
in New York State
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) are trained and supervised volunteers
from all walks of life who gather information about abused, neglected and
at-risk children in foster care, and who are involved in foster care court
proceedings. CASAs prepare reports of findings for Family Court judges to
assist them in the determination of finding safe and permanent homes for these
children. CASA programs cover
332 counties in New York State and serve more
than 4,000 children each year.
General Office Assist with office
management: variety of general office duties including creating and distributing
information packets, organizing mailings, filing, copying and answering telephones.
Knowledge of Excel, Access and PowerPoint is a plus.
Product Marketing Assist with product
sales and marketing efforts such as finding appropriate outlets for products,
designing and developing displays and staffing vendor tables at various events.
Special Events Assist with event coordination,
press releasees, media coverage and follow-up activities.
Policy/Advocacy Assist CASA organization in monitoring
legislation in the areas of child protection, foster care, social services,
Family Court, abuse and neglect, sexual abuse, domestic violence, child custody
and children's mental health.
Database Management Assist CASA staff with Microsoft
Access database development and maintenance efforts. Duties would include data
input, data management and manipulation, database "clean-up" for consistence
and database linking.
Resource Development Assist with research
of potential funding streams for the Organization. Duties would include creating lists
of contact names, addresses, telephone numbers as well as creating and generating
appeals for potential sponsors.
Person to contact : Barbara Backus
Phone number : 518-426-5354
CASA Web Site
CASA: Advocates for Children of New York State
32 Essex St.
Albany, NY 12206
CASA IS ACCESSIBLE TO PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES.
IT IS LOCATED ON A CDTA BUS ROUTE.