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.

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Privacy Policy

CFACC - Privacy Policy - effective 09/11/2017

Date of Last Revision: September 15, 2015

1. Our Commitment To Privacy

Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy we provide this notice which explains our personal information practices and the choices you may make about the manner in which your information is collected and used. To provide complete transparency to our donors and prospective supporters, this policy is posted here on our website at Child and Family Advocates of Cuyahoga County.

2. The Information We Collect

This notice applies to all information collected or submitted on Child and Family Advocates of Cuyahoga County's website or tracked in our membership database. Online you may donate to Child and Family Advocates of Cuyahoga County and request to receive materials. The types of personal information collected on our website are:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Email address
  • Phone number

You may also submit information about other people. For example, if you would like to make a contribution on behalf of a friend or relative, we will send a letter directly to the recipient, so you will need to submit the recipient’s address. In this circumstance, the types of personal information collected are:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Email address

3. How We Use Information

We use the information you provide about yourself when making a donation to complete and recognize that donation. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to complete that donation. We use the information you provide about someone else when making a donation only to mail the acknowledgement letter. We do not share this information with outside parties.

Credit card information submitted over the internet is not collected nor maintained by Child and Family Advocates of Cuyahoga County. Credit card information submitted directly to our office for one-time donations is destroyed immediately upon processing. We use return email addresses to respond to the email we receive. Such addresses are not shared with outside parties.

You may contact us to receive information about Child and Family Advocates of Cuyahoga County via our website or to join our list-serve to include you in our regular communications from Child and Family Advocates of Cuyahoga County.

Finally, Child and Family Advocates of Cuyahoga County will not sell, trade or share a donor’s personal information. Child and Family Advocates of Cuyahoga County may rarely, but occasionally, send material in collaboration with other groups. When we send material in collaboration with other groups, we will manage our mailing list separately from any other list so that it remains private. ALL materials Child and Family Advocates of Cuyahoga County sends, whether in collaboration or uniquely from us, will ALWAYS be identified by the Child and Family Advocates of Cuyahoga County logo so that recipients can be sure that their personal information was handled securely. Child and Family Advocates of Cuyahoga County does not solicit for other groups.

4. Our Commitment for Data Security

To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of personal information, we follow appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

5. How You May Correct Your Information

You may contact us by going to Contact at Child and Family Advocates of Cuyahoga County or just click on contact us. Or you may call our main number at (216) 443-3377. To protect your privacy and security, we will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity before making corrections.

6. How to Contact Us

Should you have other questions or concerns about these privacy policies, please call (216) 443-3377 or email jlayne@cfadvocates.org