CASA Volunteer Training
CASA volunteers receive training in courtroom procedures, social services, the juvenile justice system and the special needs of abused and neglected children.
CASA provides the training required in order to be sworn in as a CASA Advocate or Mentor.
The initial CASA volunteer training is 36 hours (some of these hours are completed online). Classes are held in San Luis Obispo and North County.
CASA volunteer advocates are required to complete a minimum of 12 hours per year of continuing education after completing the initial training requirement.
Fees associated with becoming a CASA advocate or mentor include:
Fingerprinting – $20
Administrative fee to help CASA offset the cost of screening and training – $75
DMV Records – $5
Scholarship funding is available to assist in covering these costs.
The training curriculum covers the following topic areas: