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.

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Regional Judicial Opioid Initiative Debuts New Website

Court News Ohio - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 2:05pm
A new year brings a new website for a first-of-its kind regional judicial effort by states to combat the opioid epidemic.

Love and Marriage: Couples Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Court Weddings

Court News Ohio - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 3:03pm
It’s one of the sweetest days of the year – whether it’s due to chocolates, flowers, or sentimental words – but for dozens of couples in Franklin County, they got a lot more this Valentine’s Day.

Two Ohio Courts Face Off in Cereal Challenge

Court News Ohio - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 1:26pm
A unique challenge between two Ohio courts is getting competitive, judging from the mounting cereal boxes raised by Barberton and Stow courts this week.

Conduct Board Issues Advisory Opinion on Clients

Court News Ohio - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 1:34pm
The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct has issued an advisory opinion concerning the representation of current or former clients in unrelated matters when the clients are directly opposed.

Leader in Science and Diversity to Take Stage for Black History Month Event

Court News Ohio - Wed, 02/13/2019 - 1:18pm
An internationally known lecturer on education, Dr. Frederic Bertley, will be featured at the Ohio Supreme Court’s annual Black History Month event Monday, Feb. 25 at 1 p.m.

Board of Professional Conduct Files Disciplinary Case Reports and Recommendations

Court News Ohio - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 2:10pm
The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct today announced the filing of seven disciplinary case reports with the Ohio Supreme Court. Each report recommends discipline for an attorney charged with professional misconduct.

Board of Professional Conduct Issues 2018 Annual Report

Court News Ohio - Mon, 02/11/2019 - 2:12pm
The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct has issued its 2018 annual report, highlighting the disposition of 83 disciplinary cases, a 30 percent reduction in pending caseload, and continued education and outreach efforts.

Cattlemen See Court’s Deep Connection to Agriculture during Visit with Justice French

Court News Ohio - Mon, 02/11/2019 - 2:11pm
Every now and then, a tour group comes to the Thomas J. Moyer Ohio Judicial Center whose work also serves the public. Rarely are such visitors as connected with the building as the most recent herd.

Court Unveils Interactive Tracking Tool to Monitor Caseloads

Court News Ohio - Thu, 02/07/2019 - 11:33am
The Ohio Supreme Court recently unveiled an interactive, real-time data dashboard for use by each trial court in the state.

Catering Company Serves Freedom to Human Trafficking Survivors

Court News Ohio - Fri, 02/01/2019 - 9:51am
Working in a kitchen is all about consistency. For the women learning about cuisine at Freedom a la Cart, it’s about more than what’s on the menu.

Board of Professional Conduct Announces February Hearings

Court News Ohio - Thu, 01/31/2019 - 11:11am
The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct has set its hearing schedule for February. All hearings take place before a three-member panel of the board and are open to the public.

Rules of Practice Amendments Adopted by Supreme Court

Court News Ohio - Tue, 01/29/2019 - 12:42pm
The Ohio Supreme Court has adopted amendments to its Rules of Practice that define an official record as the electronic version.

Schools Unveil New App Aimed at Curbing Juvenile Truancy

Court News Ohio - Mon, 01/28/2019 - 2:41pm
In an effort to help students learn to address problems that keep them from getting to school, a smartphone application, or app, has been created to incentivize attendance at school.

Human Trafficking Victims Survive Many Demons En Route to Courts, Recovery

Court News Ohio - Fri, 01/25/2019 - 1:00pm
There are many paths for those who end up in a human trafficking court. The exploitation of people – be they forced into labor or the commercial sex industry – often stems from the roots of dysfunction in a person’s life.

Department of Justice Awards Ohio with Money for Veteran Treatment Courts

Court News Ohio - Wed, 01/23/2019 - 2:06pm
The Bureau of Justice Assistance, a component of the U.S. Department of Justice, recently announced that Ohio has been selected as one of five states to receive veteran treatment court statewide strategic planning assistance.

Task Force to Examine Ohio Bail System

Court News Ohio - Wed, 01/23/2019 - 11:15am
Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor is convening a task force to review Ohio’s bail system to see if any changes should be recommended to its current construct.

Ten Years After Inception, Human Trafficking Court Continues to Reform Lives

Court News Ohio - Tue, 01/22/2019 - 9:58am
On a weekly basis, one docket inside Franklin County Municipal Court is in session where the people in attendance aren’t seated for hearings or rulings.

Court Accepting Comments on Procedural Rules, Uniform Traffic Ticket

Court News Ohio - Mon, 01/14/2019 - 2:21pm
The Ohio Supreme Court will accept public comment until Feb. 13 on amendments to the annual update to the Ohio Rules of Practice and Procedure.

Ohio’s Courts Raise Awareness During Human Trafficking Prevention Month

Court News Ohio - Fri, 01/11/2019 - 4:15pm
A number of organizations, including the Department of Defense, have labeled it as the world’s largest growing crime, which finds its way into Ohio’s courts every day. It is human trafficking.

January Disciplinary Hearing Announced

Court News Ohio - Wed, 01/02/2019 - 1:40pm
The Ohio Board of Professional Conducted today announced a January disciplinary hearing involving an attorney charged with professional misconduct.


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