CASA volunteers undergo a thorough TRAINING course conducted by the local CASA program. Training requirements vary from program to program, CASA of the Tri-Peaks offers 30 hours of training. Volunteers learn about court room procedures and all the participants, i.e. judges, lawyers, social workers, court personnel, and others. CASA volunteers also learn effective ADVOCACY techniques for children, and are educated about specific topics ranging from child sexual abuse to early childhood development and adolescent behavior. Volunteer trainees also OBSERVE dependency court proceedings.
CASA volunteers come from all walks of life, with a variety of professional, educational and ethnic backgrounds. Aside from their CASA volunteer work, nationwide 52% of volunteers are employed in regular fulltime jobs; 82% are women and 18% are men.
Volunteer: We welcome people from all walks of life. We are simply looking for people who care about children and want to make a difference in the life of a child. As a volunteer, you will be thoroughly trained and well supported by professional staff to help you through each case. The 15th Judicial District (Conway, Logan, Scott, and Yell Counties) currently has approximately 195 children in foster care. However, only about half of those children have a CASA assigned to them. We desperately need YOUR HELP!