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Who Can Become a CASA?

We are simply looking for people who care about children and have common sense.

We welcome people from all walks of life. As a volunteer, you will be thoroughly trained and well supported by professional staff to help you through each case. Read below for the minimum qualifications.

Minimum qualifications of a CASA

  • Be at least 21 years of age
  • Have access to transportation
  • Pass screening requirements including written application, personal interview, personal references, national, state and local criminal records check, social security 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 life styles
  • 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 of a CASA:

  • 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