We will provide you with all the training and support you need to serve as an effective advocate.
CASA training consists of on line and in person training over a 5 week period.
Training topics include: Understanding Children; The Law, the Child Protection System & the Courts; Cultural Competence; Domestic Violence & Family Strengths; Poverty & Substance Abuse; Trauma Informed Care & Mental Health Issues; Family Finding & Educational Advocacy .
As a CASA volunteer you commit to spending an average of 15-20 hours per month on one specific case for at least a year. You research the case, talk with everyone involved and build a trusting relationship with your child or family of children.
You will prepare reports to the court based on what you believe is best for the child, helping the judge make the most informed decision possible.
Volunteering is a serious time commitment, but the scheduling of your activities is mostly flexible.
In Person or Online Meeting Pre Training Session
Monday Aug. 27th, 5:00-6:00 pm
In Person Sessions
Saturday Sept. 8th, 29th 9am-3pm
In Person Make up Session
Saturday October 6, 9am – 3pm