Frequently Asked Questions
How Big is the Time Commitment?
Each case lasts, on average, two years and requires approximately 10-15 volunteer hours each month. You do not need to wait until you are retired to become a CASA volunteer – in fact, many of our volunteers work full time.
What Type of Training and Support Will I Receive?
CASA volunteers receive approximately 35 hours of in-depth training through your local CASA program. Upon completion all volunteers will be sworn in before the Judge and will then be assigned a case and a supervisor. CASA program staff and/or volunteer mentors will support you on your first and future cases.
Does the Judge Listen to a CASA Volunteer’s Recommendations?
Yes! Judges rely heavily on the testimony of the CASA volunteer to make an informed decision on the child’s future. The judge is aware that CASA volunteers are typically assigned to just one or two cases and is a constant presence in that child’s life.