Category Archives: Richland County CASA

Information session with Richland County CASA

Come by and listen to what it takes to be an advocate for the best interest of a child.

Staff from the Richland County CASA program will be here to talk about the application and training requirements as well as the responsibilities involved in serving as a volunteer guardian ad litem. This session is co-sponsored by BLSA, CALS, CEA, LATINX, PILS, WIL and the Pro Bono Program.

Congratulations

to out newest guardians ad litem. They have received their training from Richland County CASA and are ready to start advocating for the best interests of abused and neglected children. This is not a volunteer opportunity for everyone and that is ok but for those who are able to help in this way, our hats and hearts go out to them.  Please let them know how much you appreciate their dedication

John “JB” Bryant.     Violet Carr.  Molly Sue Harma.     Haley Kiser.   Christiana Olbrych

Danielle Cassells      Darcy Compton.     Megan Hobbs.    Jillian Lesley    Nicole Pares

These new volunteers were sworn in by the Honorable Rosalyn Frierson.  Judge Frierson is also a member of the Pro Bono Program Advisory Council.

Training dates set for GAL/CASA but…

you need to submit an application before the training starts.  A great thing to do on Winter Break

Here is the link to the online application and other forms:https://www.rccasa.org/menus/become-a-volunteer.html

Don’t forget to submit a Volunteer Enrollment Form. This lets the Pro Bono Program know who is involved in making a difference in the lives of children https://uofsclawprobono.azurewebsites.net/forms/volunteer-enrollment-form/

 

Become a Guardian ad litem in 2020

Good news! Richland County CASA will be presenting the training to become a volunteer guardian ad litem for abused and neglected children at the Law School in Jan. 2020

The dates are Jan 14, 15, 16, 21 , 22 and 23   5:30-7:30

what do you have to do?

  1. Determine that you have interest
  2. Submit an online application at: https://www.rccasa.org
  3. Attend all trainings
  4. Complete a Pro Bono Program Enrollment form https://uofsclawprobono.azurewebsites.net/forms/volunteer-enrollment-form/
  5. Agree to record your hours at M.Y. Pro Bono! https://sc.edu/study/colleges_schools/law/internal/department/pro_bono/my_pro_bono.php

Have questions or concerns? Contact the Pro Bono Director today!  We can help support you.

Richland County CASA Training Dates- Fall 2019

If you have put off becoming a volunteer guardian ad litem for an abused and neglected child, this Fall might be the right time to do the right thing.  Richland County CASA has set up a series of trainings for Fall 2019.  You must attend all 8 of the sessions, which are offered from either 3-5 pm or 6-8pm. You can choose what works for you. The sessions are scheduled in Sept., Oct and Nov. so there are plenty of options.

In addition you must complete an online application.  To enroll or for more information contact the Pro Bono Program and we will send you all the details.