Volunteer Nevada County

Consider Becoming a CASA

June 28, 2017

main_img_helpLineA CASA is a Court Appointed Special Advocate, a screened, trained, and supported volunteer who stands by a child in foster care. Working with the child’s family, social worker, other professionals, and the court, a CASA listens, learns, and advocates for what is best for the child. A CASA is an abused and neglected child’s champion and friend. Volunteers should have an enjoyment of children, patience, humility, a willingness to learn, strong oral and written communication skills and basic computer literacy. CASAs spend 10-15 hours a month for the duration of the child’s court case, usually between 12-18 months. After training, hours are generally flexible. 

The next CASA training starts September 25th and runs through November 2nd (with no classes on Oct. 16th and 18th). The class is held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30 to 8:30 pm at 208 Providence Mine Rd., Suite 119, Nevada City. An “Intro to CASA” meeting for those interested in learning more about CASA will be held on Monday, August 28th at 5:30 pm where Judge Thomsen will speak, along with CASA staff. 

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