CASA Advocate Pre-Service Training is required to become a Court Appointed Special Advocate.
Topics covered include:
- the basics of the child protective services system
- judicial process on abuse and neglect cases
- roles and responsibilities of a CASA volunteer
- courtroom demeanor
- communication skills needed when working with children and their families
- cultural sensitivity issues
Students are guided through a comprehensive training using the National CASA training curriculum. Real-life case planning and practice helps prepare you to take your first case. Social workers, attorneys, therapists, experienced CASAs supplement the training with their knowledge and expertise working with children and families.
Prior to training, there is an application process which includes state and national (a cost of $10 to the applicant) criminal background and personal reference checks, as well as an interview with a Volunteer Coordinator and/or the Executive Director.
Join our team of dedicated volunteers who are making a difference and helping to break the cycle of abuse and neglect in our communities!
Please contact us to apply.