Training

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.

Training Process

CASA provides the training required in order to be sworn in as a  Court Appointed Special Advocate volunteer. 

The initial CASA volunteer training is currently in an all online format. 

1. Attend Information Session  

2. Submit an application

3. Potential volunteer will be interviewed by CASA staff and approved for training

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$2

Scholarship funding is available to assist in covering these costs.

The training curriculum covers the following topic areas:

  • Child Development and Family Systems
  • Community Resources for Children
  • Roles and Responsibilities of a CASA Advocate
  • Cross-Cultural Issues
  • Dependency Law and Procedure
  • Investigation, Interviewing, Report Writing
  • Dynamics of Child Abuse and Neglect
  • 2021 Training Schedule

    July 2021

    All Virtual Training

    Class dates (Tuesday/Thursday): July 6, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27 and 29  |  from 6pm – 8pm

    September 2021

    All Virtual Training

    Class dates (Tuesday/Thursday): September 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30  |  from 6pm – 8pm

    October 2021

    All Virtual Training

    Class dates (Monday/Wednesday): October 18, 20, 25, 27, November 1, 3, 8, 10  |  from 6pm – 8pm

    You’re invited to our 19th Annual Fundraiser, Rendezvous!
    CASA’s Rendezvous signature event features one of a kind dining and fine wines, spectacular live and silent auctions… and of course our famous cake auction! You won’t want to miss out on this elegant event, all the while, supporting the abused and neglected children of this county.

    September 25, 2021  4-8PM
    Filipponi Ranch 1850 Calle Joaquin, San Luis Obispo