The first step in becoming a CASA is to attend a Virtual Information Session to learn more about the program and the screening process. (See below to register for upcoming dates) 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 email@example.com 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.
Marin CASA’s 36 hour Initial Volunteer Training is comprised of a combination of a Self Guided Curriculum and in person evening classes over 4 weeks. 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 2021.
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
Register for an Information Session
Thursday, August 19th, 4-5PM
Tuesday, September 21st, 2-3PM
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