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Become a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)

2012 cute smile boyQualities needed:

  • Able to make a minimum of a 18 month commitment to the program and child(ren)
  • Understand and follow the CASA confidentiality policy
  • Respect and relate to people from various backgrounds in a variety of settings
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Gather and accurately record factual information
  • Meet report deadlines and requirements
  • Be objective, open-minded and flexible
  • Act with confidence and courage in advocating for your CASA child(ren)
  • Accept supervision and seek feedback from CASA case supervisors
  • Maintain professional relationships with all community service providers
  • Provide own transportation
  • Pass a volunteer background screening consisting of a national criminal record check, DMV record check, Child Index Registry check and three (3) letters of recommendation.


Responsibilities required:

  • Maintain consistent contact with CASA child(ren)
  • Maintain consistent monthly (or more often as necessary) contact with CASA case supervisor
  • Submit volunteer reports to CASA case supervisor
  • Keep appropriate case notes
  • Complete court reports in a timely manner
  • Complete 12 hours of continuing education yearly


The court appointed special advocate does not:

  • Take a child to the home of the advocate
  • Give legal advice or therapeutic counseling
  • Make placement arrangements
  • Give large amounts of money or expensive gifts to the child or the family


For more information, call our office at 530.661.4200 or email us.

This site provided with the assistance of the Davis Community Network.