Steps to Become a CASA Volunteer:
1. Submit an Application
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.
WHAT DO ADVOCATES DO?
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 /firstname.lastname@example.org