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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Child and Family Advocates of Cuyahoga County Strategic Plan


Child and Family Advocates of Cuyahoga County
2018 – 2021 Strategic Plan


On behalf of the Board of Directors and staff of Child and Family Advocates of Cuyahoga County (CFACC), we are pleased to share with you a copy of the 2018 – 2021 CFACC Strategic Plan. We are very grateful for the funding provided by The Cleveland and George Gund Foundations that allowed us to have the resources to conduct a comprehensive and inclusive strategic planning process. Many individual stakeholders and agencies contributed their ideas resulting in a plan that aims to make a difference for every child served. We invite you to join us in reaching our vision for the future.

Every child is seen, heard, and engaged, leading to permanency and hope.

Please click here to view the Strategic Plan.