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Court Appointed Special Advocate

Understanding


Advocates spend time getting to know their child and other key players in their child’s life. Advocates will reach out to people like teachers, counselors, and foster parents to gain insight into how their child is adjusting and to ensure that they are being cared for.

Fact-Finding


Advocates are court appointed. That means that they have access to all of their child’s medical and educational records, as well as any other confidential information concerning their child.

Observation


Advocates observe their child in a variety of different environments. It is important to see your child interacting with different people in different situations to develop a sense of their personality. 

Availability


Advocates visit their child, face-to-face at least once a month. These regular visits provide consistency in the child’s life and allows the advocate to build a bond with him/her. Visits can take place in a variety of locations such as school, day care, foster homes, etc.

Privacy


Advocates maintain a strict sense of confidentiality. Because the children we work with come from sensitive situations, we work hard to maintain the highest level of confidentiality possible. 

Relationships


Advocates are a support system for their child. By making monthly visits and advocating for their best interest, trust is built. Many of our advocates become the trusted adult in their child’s life. Bonds between advocates and their children can last a lifetime.

Disclosure


Advocates are the eyes and ears of the court. The judge cannot visit every child in foster care. By making monthly visits and building a relationship with their child, advocates can make recommendations to the court as to what is in the child’s best interest.

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