CASA Volunteers are ordinary citizens with extraordinary hearts.
CASA Volunteer Training
Please click HERE to inquire about how to become a CASA Volunteer.
For specific information regarding training cohorts, contact:
Tracy L. Verrigni
Volunteer Recruitment and Training Coordinator
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 770-531-1964
CASA Volunteer Description
A CASA volunteers his/her time to promote and protect the best interests of abused or neglected children in court proceedings, the social service system, and the community.
- Successful completion of the 40 hour training program and it's requirements
- To undergo a criminal background check which includes fingerprinting
- To complete a personal interview with the training coordinator
- To commit at least one year to the program and to take at least one case
- To maintain 12 hours of in-service training each year
- To have the desire & heart to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children
- Fluency in the English language
- Bilingual in Spanish would be a plus
- To be 21 years of age or older
- Must supply four references
- Cannot be currently employed by the courts or the Department of Family and Children Services.
- To successfully complete the requirements of the CASA training program and screening process
- To ensure the child's best interests don't get overlooked while in protective custody
- To ensure that the child is placed in a safe, nurturing, permanent home as quickly as possible
- To gather information in order to establish the facts and circumstances of the child's situation
- To actively pursue a safe, permanent placement for the child
- To maintain strict confidentiality with all information related to the child and their families
- To provide written reports of findings and recommendations to CASA staff prior to court hearings and panel reviews
- To communicate regularly with CASA staff about the case and the advocacy steps taken to ensure the best interests of the child are represented in court
- To maintain a focus on each case until permanency is achieved, assessing the progress of the case, advocating for a permanent solution and reporting problems or noncompliance to the court
- To maintain genuine care and concern for the best interests of the child
- CASA Volunteers will monitor the safety and well-being of the children.
- CASA provides home visits to the children and families.
- CASA monitors the court order for compliance and non-compliance.
- CASA collaborates with service providers and others to ensure the children's needs are met.