What is a Court Appointed Special Advocate?
A Court Appointed Special Advocate, or CASA, is a community volunteer trained to be the voice of an abused or neglected child.
Who can become a CASA volunteer?
CASA Volunteers come from all walks of life. No specific background, or prior training or education is required. However, due to the sensitivity of the role played by the CASA Volunteer, we regret that not every applicant is accepted.
What are the qualifications to become a CASA volunteer?
- Interest in children, their rights and special needs
- Interpersonal skills
- Communication skills – oral and written
- Minimum age requirement is 21 years of age
- No criminal history
- Organizational skills
- Objectivity and compassion
- Complete the CASA training
- Typically, a 9-15 month commitment from assignment date