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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2018 CFACC General Holiday Wish List for Children


Thank you in advance for making a foster child's holiday a little brighter. Below is an extensive Wish List of items commonly requested for the holidays, along with suggestions for our Books GALore Program. We provide books to children throughout the year to foster their love of reading. The children we represent rarely own books of their own.

There are more than 3,000 children served by the GALs and CASAs on abuse and neglect cases in the Juvenile Court. We anticipate receiving requests for approximately 200 or more of these children, who are selected by their GALs and CASAs because their needs are great, and they are likely not to receive other gifts during the holidays.

We understand you will not be able to fulfill all of the wishes. We appreciate any contribution you can make. Thank you so very much for your care and concern for these children. Please use contact information below if you need additional information about our gift program or for help dropping off/picking up gifts.

Newborn and Infant

Bath and baby care products
Learning toys - V-Tech, First Step
Sleepers and outfits
Toddlers - Little People and V-Tech, learning toys


Pre-school and Grade school

Hotwheels cars and sets
Doc McStuffins
Monster High dolls
Paw Patrol
Coloring and activity books


Middle/High school

Basketballs, Footballs
Board Games
Artist sets - Charcoal and color pencils, paper, and tools
Bath and body sets
Hair tools (headbands, etc.)
Makeup kits
Noise canceling headphones


High school

Target and Walmart cards
Gift cards from, clothing stores
Winter hats and gloves - any sizes/colors - for middle and high schoolers -  especially boys

Donate Books for Books GALore


We provide new books to children with all other gifts during the holidays; we accept donations of new and gently used books throughout the year, and provide books to abused and neglected children throughout the year. We also provide books for supervised visitation centers and at all the courtrooms in Juvenile Court. Parents, caregivers, and children are encouraged to take the books home with them. Most of the children have no books of their own at home.

Infants and toddlers

Board books
Dr. Suess
Goodnight Moon


Dr. Suess
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
Brown Bear Brown Bear What Do You See?
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
Where the Wild Things Are

Early readers and Grade school

Magic Treehouse
Diaries of a Wimpy Kid
Chet Gecko
Because of Mr. Terupt

Teen books

Adult coloring books and color pencils
Bluford series - Young adult subject matter for middle and high schoolers who read at a lower level
Hunger Games books
Percy Jackson books
Artemis Fowl books
Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
Movie books
Monster - Walter Dean Myers
The Skin I'm In - Sharon Flake
The Pact: Three Young Men Make a Promise and Fulfill a Dream - Drs. Sampson Davis, George Jenkins, Rameck Hunt
Any popular teen books