CASA Volunteers undergo a 39-hour training course. During the training, volunteers learn about courtroom procedure from the principals in the system: judges, lawyers, social workers and court personnel. Court Appointed Special Advocates also learn effective advocacy techniques for children and are educated about specific topics ranging from child sexual abuse to how to write a court report.
Pre-service training is both in-person and on-line and utilizes the National CASA curriculum. The in-person portion of the training is typically held on Wednesday evenings from 6-9 for seven consecutive weeks. The culmination of the pre-service training is the swearing-in ceremony with the Juvenile Court Judge Joseph Kirby. For details of our next training, please see the Upcoming Events page.