Who Are We?
Qualifications & Application
I am for the CHILD!
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is the only volunteer organization that empowers everyday citizens as officers of the court. In an overburdened social welfare system, abused and neglected children often slip through the cracks among hundreds of current cases.
CASA volunteers change that. Appointed by judges, CASA volunteers typically handle just one case at a time—and commit to staying on that case until the child is placed in a safe, permanent home. While others may come and go, CASA volunteers provide that one constant that children need in order to thrive.
What does it take to become a CASA volunteer?
•Must be at least 21 years of age
•Complete volunteer application
•Submit 3 personal references
•Ability to pass a criminal background check
•Ability to pass a Child Abuse & Neglect Tracking System check (CANTS)
•Complete a 30-hour training course
•Complete a volunteer interview
•Be sworn in by the Judge