Meet Volunteer CASA, John

Court appointed special advocates are every day community volunteers.  They come from all backgrounds, with diverse skills and insights.  It’s a community of shared expertise that makes this program effective.

Volunteer CASAs complete an application process, including a criminal background check and they complete 21 hours of initial training.  Training and education covers topics such as dynamics of control & coercion; family violence; substance abuse; alcoholism; equity & inclusion; law & legal process; impact of poverty and more.

Once initial training is complete, volunteer CASAs engage in a structured process of information gathering, guided each step of the way by professional staff.  Giving a vulnerable child a voice in court is a powerful experience that impacts the child, the family and all of us at CASA.  Learn what it feels like to make a difference in the life of a child.

Learn more about volunteering to be a child’s advocate