Each CASA Volunteer receives a minimum of 30 hours of in-class training as part of the new volunteer training. This includes information on the volunteer role, social welfare and court process, child abuse and neglect, communication and interviewing, trauma and resilience, mental health, poverty, professional communication, substance abuse, cultural competence, domestic violence, educational advocacy, advocating for older youth, LGBTQ youth, and CASA report writing.
In addition, advocates must complete 12 hours of continuing education annually. Training opportunities are made available through local, state, and national CASA programs.
All CASA volunteers are under the supervision of a CASA Volunteer Supervisor or Executive Director. It is the CASA volunteer’s responsibility to maintain consistent contact with their CASA Volunteer Supervisor or Executive Director (at least monthly), and to comply with CASA policies, procedures, and ethical guidelines that promote and protect the CASA program.