What is a CASA?
Volunteer Advocates are everyday heroes making extraordinary differences for children and families. As a CASA volunteer, you are a member of the community who receives extensive education and training in order to advocate for abused and neglected children – who through no fault of their own – are thrust into the complex child welfare system, and often, into foster care. As a Volunteer Advocate, you are empowered by the courts to provide best-interest advocacy with the child’s well-being placed at the forefront. CASA volunteers work to ensure that children don’t get lost and lose healthy family connections to an overburdened system.
What CASA Volunteers Do?
CASA volunteers advocate for the best interests of abused or neglected children who are under the protection of the District Courts. CASA volunteers receive extensive training and are supervised by professional staff members. This enables them to effectively gather information to report back to the court regarding the children’s best interests.
Become a CASA Volunteer
Attend an Information Session
Our volunteer orientation is an hour- long presentation where we discuss what the role of a volunteer advocate is and the time commitment required. RSVP below for the next Information Session.
Complete the Online Application & Background Checks
After the orientation you will be provided a link to complete our online application and initiate a thorough screening process which includes criminal background check, child protective service history, and driving record.
for a Personal Interview
A CASA Staff member will reach out to you about conducting a personal interview. The interview will take place at our office and typically lasts about an hour. You will be required to provide a copy of your driver’s license, current car insurance and either passport or social security card.
Be Invited to Participate in Our Pre-Service Training Class
If accepted, you will hear from CASA of Collin County regarding next steps.