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
  • 2022
    CASA Advocate Training Schedule

    2022 - TRAINING SESSION #4

    All Virtual Training

    Class dates & time
    Tuesday & Thursday 6-8pm:
    October 2022 – 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27

    November 2022 – 1, 3

    2023 - Training session #1

    Mainly Virtual Training

    Class dates & time
    Tuesday & Thursday 6-8pm:
    January 2023 – 17, 19, 24, 26, 31

    February 2023 – 2,7,9

    2023 - TRAINING SESSION #2

    Mainly Virtual Training

    Class dates & time
    Monday & Wednesday 6-8pm:
    April 2023 – 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26

    2023 - Training session #3

    Mainly Virtual Training

    Class dates & time
    Monday & Wednesday 6-8pm:
    July 2023 – 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26

    August 2023 – 7, 9

    2023 - TRAINING SESSION #4

    Mainly Virtual Training

    Class dates & time
    Monday & Wednesday 6-8pm:
    October 2023 – 16, 18, 23, 25, 30

    November 2023 – 1, 6, 8