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
Attorney Information & Statement of Interest Form to the Guardian ad Litem Project.

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

CASA Resources

Resources for supplemental information to the CASA Training Manual.

CHILD WELFARE

Administration for Children & Families

Administration for Children & Families (ACF)—Children’s Bureau

American Humane Association

American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC)

Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare

Center on Child Abuse & Neglect (CCAN)

Child Abuse Prevention Network

ChildTrauma Academy

Child Welfare Information Gateway

Child Welfare League of America (CWLA)

A Family’s Guide to the Child Welfare System

The Judges Page Newsletter

Kempe Foundation

Missing & Exploited Children’s Training Programs

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

National Children’s Advocacy Center

National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA)

National Sex Offender Registry

Native Child Alliance (NACA)

Parents’ Action for Children

Prevent Child Abuse (PCA) America

RISE Magazine

Society for Research in Child Development

LAW & ADVOCACY

CULTURAL COMPETENCE

AFRICAN AMERICANS

AMERICAN INDIANS & NATIVE AMERICANS

ARAB & MIDDLE EASTERN AMERICANS

ASIAN AMERICANS

DEAF AMERICANS

ESL RESOURCES

EUROPEAN AMERICANS

GAY, LESBIAN, BISEXUAL & TRANSGENDER PEOPLE

IMMIGRATION RESOURCES

LATINO/HISPANIC AMERICANS

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

ANIMAL ABUSE

SUBSTANCE ABUSE

POVERTY

CHILD DEVELOPMENT

MEDICAL/PSYCHOLOGICAL

EDUCATION ISSUES

DISABILITY RESOURCES

PERMANENCE

OTHER ISSUES

CONFLICT RESOLUTION

NATIONAL CASA BOOK LIST