Become a CASA

The first step on your journey to becoming a Court Appointed Special Advocate is to
download our application

Download this ODFJS Central Registry Request You need to fill out this form to request ODFJS to check your name against "Central Registry", a database that looks for any referrals or complaints about child abuse and neglect. Once you receive these results, please give them to the CASA office. You cannot be Sworn In as a CASA volunteer until these results are obtained. Because this process can take 6 weeks to process, please fill out this form ASAP.

GAL Annual Compliance Statement

Make sure you have turned in your compliance statement for this year. The Annual Compliance form is made available to you on our website for your convenience. Please click on the link and start filling out the PDF to register your annual compliance Annual Compliance Form

Become a GAL

To become a Guardian ad litem for the Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court, attorneys must attend New Guardian ad Litem Training (pre-service training), which the Guardian ad Litem Project offers. New GAL Training will be announced shortly. We hold this training cooperatively with the Cuyahoga County Domestic Relations Court.

Once an attorney completes New Guardian ad Litem Training, the attorney must submit an
Guardian ad Litem Application to the Guardian ad Litem Project.

216-443-3377 | info@cfadvocates.org | 9300 Quincy Avenue, Cleveland OH 44106

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Victims of Attorney Theft Awarded More Than $200,000 from Lawyers' Fund

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 3:05pm
The Board of Commissioners of the Lawyers’ Fund for Client Protection has awarded $208,525 to 14 victims of attorney theft during its board meeting Friday in Columbus.

Cases Certified to Disciplinary Board

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 12:12pm
The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct has announced the certification of four new cases for formal disciplinary proceedings.

Specialized Dockets Will Take Center Stage at Supreme Court Conference

Fri, 09/07/2018 - 3:27pm
Top experts in drug, veteran, and mental health courts will gather at Ohio State University on Oct. 11 and 12 to share ideas on how to improve care for those who get in trouble with the law while facing drug, alcohol, and mental health problems.

Court Seeking Applications for Civil Justice Fund to Help Ohioans in Need

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 3:30pm
The Ohio Supreme Court is accepting applications for a program aimed at improving access to justice for low-income, underserved, and disadvantaged Ohioans.

Refugees Relish Visit to Supreme Court

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 12:37pm
People from all walks of life come to enjoy the historic halls of the Thomas J. Moyer Ohio Judicial Center.

Court’s Administrative Director Michael L. Buenger to Become EVP at National Center for State Courts

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 10:55am
Michael L. Buenger, the administrative director and top non-elected officer of the Supreme Court of Ohio, is leaving in September to become Executive Vice President of Operations with the National Center for State Courts (NCSC).

Chief Justice O’Connor Cites ‘Catastrophic’ Effects if State Issue 1 Passes This Fall

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 1:50pm
Too many people in our criminal justice system are there because of substance abuse disorders. This is undeniable. We know that substance abuse disorders are a major driver in criminal justice spending. We also know that through long-term treatment and therapy, those addicted can lead law-abiding, productive lives.

Justices Among Legal Minds Connecting, Learning at Annual OSBA Convention

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 12:53pm
While Supreme Court justices hear dozens of oral arguments each year, there are numerous events and engagements outside their courtroom where they can be heard.

September Disciplinary Hearings Announced

Tue, 08/28/2018 - 2:30pm
The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct today announced September disciplinary hearings involving attorneys and judges charged with professional misconduct.

Court Seeks Public Comment on Pre-Trial Release in Criminal Cases

Mon, 08/27/2018 - 3:52pm
The Ohio Supreme Court will accept public comment on amendments for the annual update to the Rules of Practice and Procedure, including those concerning waiver of service and pre-trial release in criminal cases.

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