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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Swearing in of the CASAs

Fill out, or download, your CASA Application and don't forget the next important step.

Download the ODFJS Central Registry Request. (remember to mail it immediately) Completing the central registry form is a CASA requirement.  This free service allows the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) to check your name against the Central Registry, which is a database that looks for any referrals or complaints about child abuse and neglect. ODJFS will then send you any background results in a letter. A copy of the letter should be forwarded to the CASA office. It can take up to eight weeks to receive the results.

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