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CASA volunteer
CASA volunteers are men and women, at least 21 years old, of every race, ethnicity, religion, and background. They are homemakers, entrepreneurs, lawyers, business executives, administrative assistants, teachers, retired individuals, and everything in between. CASA volunteers are compassionate, persistent, objective, and articulate and have a sincere concern for the well being of children. To put it simply, they’re ordinary people just like you who do extraordinary things for some of our community’s most vulnerable children. If you want to do something to help an abused or neglected child find a safe, permanent home, then you’re exactly the kind of person we want.

CASA Training: learning how to make a difference

Each prospective volunteer is carefully screened for any criminal history, child-abuse history, and DMV violations and must complete an extensive interview before training begins. All prospective volunteers must complete at least 30 hours of pre-service training and a minimum of 4 hours of court observation. In addition, in each year following the year of the volunteer’s initial training, the volunteer must complete 12 hours of continuing education. Volunteers who successfully complete all screening and training requirements are sworn in by the Court and only then may they begin serving as advocates. CASAs are always supported by program staff, who accompany them on home visits/court appearances, assist them in writing reports, and provide guidance on case matters. New Court Appointed Special Advocates training is offered throughout the calendar year. Please contact your local program for more information.

CASA Time Commitment: the time it takes to make a difference.

To be a CASA volunteer, you must be able to complete required training and dedicate approximately 10 – 15 hours per month to service.