Thank you for your interest in becoming a new CASA volunteer. We will be conducting our yearly Spring training that will start Thursday, April 6th, 2017 and will end Thursday, May, 25th, 2017. On a weekly basis the volunteers will be attending two- three hour classroom training sessions. You will also have the opportunity to sit through court hearings and observe real cases and active volunteers live on Mondays and/or Tuesdays. The entire training of 30 hours classroom sessions and 10 hours of court observations is all that is required. Upon completion of the training you will be sworn in as an officer of the court by Judge Greg Price and obtain a certificate of completion for appointment as a Court Appointed Special Advocate to represent the best interests of abused and neglected children in the juvenile court system of the United States. Volunteers must have a valid driver's license, be 21 years of age or older and pass a background check and fingerprinting. Please for additional questions call 706-235-2272. You may also visit our website at www.floydcasa.org for addional information and application.
After your application is received a CASA staff member will contact you to set up an interview.
Every year more than half a million abused and neglected children are in need of safe, permanent, nurturing homes. Too many spend years moving from one temporary home to another. They have no family to call their own. They are more likely than other children to face homelessness, unemployment, even prison as adults. That's where CASA steps in. CASA was created to make sure the abuse and neglect these children originally suffered at home doesn't continue as abuse and neglect at the hands of the system. As trained advocates, CASA volunteers are appointed by judges to be a voice for these children in court. The result is that a child is placed into a safe, loving home where he/she can thrive. A CASA volunteer is an advocate for the best interest of the children.
Good Match For
People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 21
- Orientation or Training
- 30 hours of classroom training