Ready to Become a Child Advocate?
SIGN UP FOR AN ADVOCATE TRAINING SESSION
When you work with CASA of Henderson & Union Counties, we’ll make sure you’re well-prepared for your first case. We offer training courses and continuing education programs to equip you with the skills you need to be an advocate for a vulnerable child. Call today to find out if our program is right for you.
WHO’S ELIGIBLE TO BECOME A VOLUNTEER ADVOCATE?
We accept volunteers from all walks of life. If you don’t have the time to be an advocate, we have other ways you can help. To become a volunteer advocate, you must:
- Pass a background check
- Agree to stay with a case until it closes
- Finish a 30-hour pre-service training course
Cases typically last as long as a year and a half. During that time, you’ll interview the child, family members and anyone else involved with the child’s life. You’ll also attend court proceedings and testify about your findings, if necessary.
Get in touch with us now to learn more about our program. If you’re already a volunteer, use this link to access our online portal
What is the role of a CASA Volunteer?
A CASA volunteer provides a judge with carefully researched background details about the child to help the court make a sound decision about that child’s future. Each home placement case is as unique as the child involved. The CASA volunteer must determine if the best interest of the child is staying with his or her parents or guardians, being placed in foster care, or being freed for permanent adoption. The CASA volunteer makes a recommendation on placement to the judge and follows through on the case until it is permanently resolved.