Each CASA volunteer must complete a comprehensive training program. We offer several training sessions throughout the year to accommodate our volunteers.
Most training occurs virtually or in our Worcester offices at 100 Grove Street. However, we occasionally offer training sessions at alternate sites near the juvenile courts we service in Leominster, Fitchburg, Milford, and Dudley.
Training is conducted by The CASA Project staff and covers the following topics:
- Roles and Responsibilities of CASA
- Court System
- Department of Children and Families
- Case Building
- Report Writing
- Understanding the Children We Serve
In addition, veteran volunteers participate in a CASA panel, answering questions and describing actual case experiences.
Each volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocate/Guardian ad litem (CASA/GAL) is assigned a Case Supervisor who provides assistance and guidance throughout the life of the case.
If you would like to attend the training sessions, or if you have questions, please contact Jamie Ehrets at 774-764-4477 or e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We would love to have you!
Ask CASA Event Series
To continue keeping in contact with our Volunteers, The CASA Project hosts a monthly “Ask CASA” event. These events have included question and answer sessions, meet and greets with staff and local networking partners, and virtual trainings about available resources for the Volunteers and the families we work with. Volunteers that attend and/or view these “Ask CASA” sessions will also gain continuing education hours! CASA Volunteers are required to complete 12 hours of continuing education per year.
So far, these have all been virtual events and Zoom links are sent prior to each session with a brief overview of the topic and guest speaker(s). If you would like to check out our most recent virtual events, head over to The CASA Project’s YouTube channel! If you like, subscribe, and turn on post notifications, you can be the first to watch our newest content!