CASA Volunteers Make a Difference in the Life of a Child
What is a CASA Volunteer?
Known as a CASA Volunteer, a Court Appointed Special Advocate is a community member trained and supported by ProKids to advocate in the best interest of an abused and neglected child. In about 10 hours a month, a CASA Volunteer gets to know the child and everyone in the child’s life so they can advise the court on the best way the child can have a safe, permanent, nurturing home. By speaking up for the child, a CASA Volunteer can help a child heal from their trauma and move onto a brighter future.
How Can You Become a CASA volunteer?
The first step to becoming a CASA volunteer is to attend a Snapshot. Snapshots are one-hour information sessions that are held in our Mt. Auburn Office. At the Snapshot you’ll learn about our children and about ProKids. Following the Snapshot, if you are interested in pursuing a role as a CASA volunteer, you’ll be able to begin training as soon as the following week. Sign up for Snapshot »
CASA Volunteer Training
All ProKids CASA Volunteers attend ProKids CASA University to learn about the role. Covering everything from the role of the Juvenile Court to the impact trauma has on child development, this award-winning training program is flexible and allows volunteers to begin advocating for our children in as little as seven weeks.