A Court Appointed Special Advocate/ Guardian ad Litem (CASA/GAL) volunteer gathers information from everyone involved in a child’s daily life, including members of the child’s family, foster parents, teachers, lawyers, social workers and other relevant persons. Then, they report to a judge to advocate for the child’s best interests.
The CASA/GAL monitors the child’s progress ensuring the child’s voice, needs, and wishes are heard by the Court and that the child’s right to a safe, permanent home is acted on sensitively and expediently.
Apply! Submit your application online or download the file.
An interview will be scheduled which is a great way to get to know you, discuss the program in more details and answer questions you may have about volunteering.
Training includes approximately 15 hours of independent learning online and 15 hours of classroom meetings held both virtually and in-person over a 5 week period.