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Begin your CASA journey

2021 PRE-SERVICE TRAINING

INTERESTED IN BECOMING A CASA VOLUNTEER?

CASA - Voices for Children is now recruiting caring volunteers who want to make a difference in the lives of abused and neglected children in Benton County.

Online pre-service training sessions are starting soon!

Our 30-hour, interactive online training course can be completed in the comfort of your home, and will prepare you to be an effective advocate for a child in the foster care system. 

Now is the perfect time to become a CASA volunteer! The entire training process is completed virtually, and once sworn in, advocates can support their case children safely through virtual or socially-distanced visits. 

Child abuse has been under-reported during the pandemic, and it is expected that there will be a large wave of children coming into the foster care system now that schools and activities are resuming and more mandatory reporters have eyes on kids.  CASA volunteers are needed now more than ever, to advocate for these children's needs and help them reach safe, permanent, nurturing homes.

Click the buttons below to begin your journey to becoming a CASA volunteer, or read on to learn more about CASA-VFC's pre-service training process!

STEPS TO BECOMING A CASA

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Schedule a virtual "CASA 101" meeting with our Program Supervisor

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Complete 30 hours of online advocacy training and get sworn in by a judge as an official CASA

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Fill out the advocate application and obtain references

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Meet with your CASA supervisor, who will always be available for support and guidance

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Complete a personal interview and thorough background screening

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You're now ready to change a child's story! Select a case, and begin advocating for a local child in care!

2021 TRAINING SCHEDULE

Our next pre-service training classes will begin in Spring 2021 (exact start date to be determined).  Here are some of the topics that we will cover with our CASA volunteers-in-training!

  • Virtual Class Sessions (8 hours)

    • Session 1 (2 hours)​

    • Session 2 (2 hours)​

    • Session 3 (2 hours)​

    • Session 4 (2 hours)​

  • Self-Paced Online Flex Training (15 hours)

    • Session 1 (3 hours)​

    • Session 2 (3 hours)​

    • Session 3 (3 hours)​

    • Session 4 (3 hours)​

    • Session 5 (3 hours)​

  • Community Partnership Guest Speakers (3.5 hours)

  • Virtual Learning Resources (3.5 hours)

ADVOCATE APPLICATION &
REFERENCE FORM