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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Amber Fisher, Volunteer Coordinator

Amber Fisher, Volunteer Coordinator

Amber assumed the position of the Volunteer Coordinator at Child and Family Advocates of Cuyahoga County in February 2018. She is responsible for case management, supervision, training, and coordination of the Court Appointed Special Advocates. Amber’s role ensures that the children of the
assigned cases in the Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court receive quality advocacy. Amber has an Associate’s Degree from Cuyahoga Community College and is currently enrolled in the social work program at The University of Akron to obtain her license in Social Work. Amber enjoys giving back to the
community in multiple ways.

Prior to her position with this program, she worked several years assisting the geriatric population diagnosed with various stages of dementia. Her beginnings with CFACC started at the foundation level, when she was sworn in as part of the first CASA class in Cuyahoga County in
January of 2016. Since then, Amber has been an active Court Appointed Special Advocate on multiple abuse, neglect and dependent cases in the Juvenile Court. Amber’s mission moving forward is to continue to give back to the community by empowering the current and future CASAs through her role
as the Volunteer Coordinator.

Volunteer Coordinator