Take the first step to becoming a CASA advocate:


Steps to Become a CASA Volunteer:

1. Submit an Application
2. Interview
3. Complete 30 hours of pre-service training
4. Smile when you’re sworn in by a judge as a CASA volunteer!

*Volunteer advocates must be at least 21 years of age and satisfactorily pass a fingerprint background check (which includes Social Security Number verification, a criminal background check, and sex offender registry checks).

Make an Incredible Difference

From helping siblings find a permanent placement together, to finding a child a stable home with a relative, to uncovering information that helps reunite a loving family, volunteer advocates make incredible differences in the lives of abused and neglected children.

  • You’ll talk with the child and their family members, teachers, and others to find out where the child will be happiest and safest: with the parent(s), a relative, or a loving foster family.

  • You’ll speak for the child in court, making your fact-based recommendation for placement to the judge.

  • You’ll act as the one constant in the child’s life as they experience changes in foster placements, schools, and caseworkers.


Join CASA staff for an information session to find out what a Court Appointed Special Advocate does and how you can become an advocate for a child in need!


Sarah Goggans, Volunteer Recruiter  – (903) 885-1173 /sarah@lakecountrycasa.org