YOU CAN BE A POWERFUL VOICE IN A CHILD’S LIFE

Please contact Julianne Langley, Recruitment and Training Coordinator

E-mail : julianne@marincasa.org

Phone: 415-785-3862

1401 Los Gamos, Suite #130 San Rafael, CA 94903

GET STARTED

Information Sessions
The first step in becoming a CASA is to attend a Virtual Information Session to learn more about the program and the screening process. You may click here to view the schedule and to register.  Once you register you will receive an information packet by email and a link to join a video conference Q and A session.  If you have questions or are uncomfortable using Zoom conferences, please email julianne@marincasa.org for assistance.
Once you have attended an Info Session, you will be able to submit an online application. Those accepted into the program, must complete a 36-hour pre-service training.
 
Volunteer Training
Currently, Marin CASA’s 36 hour Initial Volunteer Training is being conducted online.  It is comprised of a combination of a 12 hour Self Guided Curriculum and 24 hours over 9 Live Zoom Meetings. Upon completion of our initial screening process and training, volunteers are sworn in as officers of the court by the Presiding Judge of Juvenile Court. Once a volunteer has been sworn-in and all background checks have been cleared, a volunteer is ready to take a case and begin the journey as a CASA.
Our Next Initial Training will begin Mid-October 2020, followed by an anticipated Winter Training in February 2021.
 
CASA Volunteers?
CASAs are ordinary citizens, like you, doing extraordinary work. We have men and women with a variety of professional, educational and ethnic backgrounds. They work full-time, part-time, are retired and are students. CASAs must be 21 years or older to volunteer and all CASAs make a minimum commitment of at least 2 years to the program.
 
Qualifications and Abilities of the CASA Volunteer:
  • To make a minimum 24-month commitment to the program once assigned to a case.
  • To understand and follow all CASA policies.
  • To maintain confidentiality at all times.
  • To respect and relate to people from various backgrounds in a variety of settings.
  • To communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • To gather and accurately record factual information.
  • To meet report deadlines and requirements.
  • To be objective, open-minded and flexible.
  • To accept supervision and seek feedback from CASA staff.
  • To maintain professional and collaborative relationships with all community service providers.
  • To provide one’s own transportation.
  • To pass a security check including a criminal background check, DMV record check, SSN record check, Child Abuse Index Registry check and three (3) letters of reference.
  • Must be 21 years of age or older
  • Must attend 36-hour pre-service training