Requirements

 

 

 

Join us in ensuring that more children are safe and have the opportunity to thrive. 

Here’s how:

 

Requirements for becoming a CASA

1. CASA volunteers need to have access to a car and be able to show proof of state-required automobile liability coverage, and must

  • Volunteers undergo a security clearance and be fingerprinted.
  • Complete our 32-hour pre-service training program, which includes both in person and online components.
  • Commit to an average of 5-10 hours per month visiting the child and on case activities.
  • Maintain regular contact with the child (visit at least twice a month).
  • Gather information about the child’s circumstances, evaluate the facts independently, and provide recommendations to the court by means of written reports.
  • Maintain and submit monthly documentation of advocacy work, including time spent and contacts made on the case.
  • Complete 12 hours of continuing education each year. Utah CASA provides many educational opportunities, including bi-monthly in-service training.
  • Commit to driving as needed to fulfill CASA duties.

 

A CASA cannot be:

  • Involved in or a party to a dependency court matter.
  • Employed by or volunteering in an agency which could present a conflict of interest.

 

2. Complete and submit an application. You can either email, fax, mail, or hand deliver your completed application to us.

3. Participate in at least one interview at your local CASA office.  Depending upon the outcome of the interview, you will be invited to pre-service training.

Please bring these items to your interview:

  1. Copy of your drivers license
  2. Copy of your automobile proof-of-insurance card
  3. Application packet

4. Provide three references to the local program coordinator.

5. Participate in the pre-service training either with a group or by independent study.

6. Participate in court observation and be sworn in by a child welfare judge as an officer of the court.

7. Be matched with a child!