Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children (CASA) with Mental Health America

This opportunity is available during the Fall 2022 semester. Parts of this position can be conducted remotely.

Mental Health America (MHA) is the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and to promoting the overall mental health of all Americans. Our work is driven by our commitment to promote mental health as a critical part of overall wellness, including prevention services for all; early identification and intervention for those at risk; integrated care, services, and supports for those who need it; with recovery as the goal.

The CASA Program provides trained volunteer advocates familiar with laws & courts, conducts home visits, interviews, and meetings with key people in the child’s life. CASA provides written reports that become part of the court record.

Students will provide support to build capacity for the CASA Program.

Hours: Students can register for either 0.5 unit or 1.0 unit of credit ( min. 40 hrs with org over the semester for + 30 hrs of academic work OR min. 80 hr over the semester with org  + 60 hours of academic work)

To Apply:  Please email a statement of interest and your resume to OCELapplication@Vassar.edu

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