Children need a support system, especially abused and neglected children. These types of children need someone to stand up for them especially in court. Abused children need caring adults that are properly trained to represent their best interests in court.
Many programs recruit volunteers and screen them. Be sure check around online to find out more about CASA and training.
Do I Have What it Takes to be a CASA?
There are certain factors to determine if you have what it takes to be a CASA member. Keep these in mind if you are thinking about becoming a member.
Have a love for children, you are making a commitment to bettering the child
Make goals and achieve them for the child
You must be able to communicate well with the children
Have the spare time to give to a child.
Other than these factors, no other education or particular experience is necessary. Just be sure you are completely committed to staying with the case until everything is peacefully resolved. If you are accepted, you are looking forward to being trained for court procedures, social services, and the welfare system of a child.
How Can I Be a CASA?
If you want to become a member of the CASA, review the following information to find out how you can become a member today.
Contact the local CASA program
You must complete a application
Be sure to provide at least 3 or more references
It is required that you complete and pass a background check
Must complete 30 hours of training, this is required
Be sworn in