Become A CASA - Child & Family Advocates of Cuyahoga County
Child & Family Advocates of Cuyahoga County improves the lives of children and families involved in the juvenile justice, child welfare, and family law systems.
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Become A CASA

A Pre-Application CASA Form
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Minimum Qualifications
  • Be at least 21 years of age.
  • Have access to transportation.
  • Pass screening requirements including a written application, personal interview, personal references, national, state and local criminal records check, social secuirty verification, sex offender registry check, motor vehicle check, and a child protective services check.
  • Complete 30 hours of pre-service training and 12 hours of annual training, thereafter.
  • Able to respect and relate to people of various backgrounds and lifestyles.
  • Able to gather and record factual information
  • Able to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Able to maintain objectivity/perspective
  • Able to keep information confidential
  • Able to work within established program policies and procedures and accept supervision from program staff
Time Required
  • Able to make a two-year commitment
  • Able to spend, on average, 12 hours a month on each case.
  • Able to remain on the case until it terminates.

CASA Pre-Application

We welcome people from all walks of life. As a CASA volunteer you will be thoroughly trained and well-supported by professional staff to help you through every case.