CASA volunteers come from every walk of life. They range in age from 21 to 84, represent various cultural backgrounds and are students, retirees, teachers, firefighters, realtors and many other diverse members of our community. They all share a commitment to improving children's lives, a willingness to learn and an open mind towards life experiences different from their own.
Volunteers complete an interview, background checks and a 39-hour intensive training program including courtroom observation. After being sworn-in by a judge, volunteers are appointed to a child or family of children and spend an average of 15-20 hours a month advocating for these children for the lifetime of a case (17 months on average). Prospective volunteers must be at least 21 years of age and must pass extensive reference, Child Protective Services, sex offender registry and criminal background checks.