Warren County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)

CASA Training

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CASA Volunteers undergo a 39-hour training course. During the training, volunteers learn about courtroom procedure from the principals in the system: judges, lawyers, social workers and court personnel. Court Appointed Special Advocates also learn effective advocacy techniques for children and are educated about specific topics ranging from child sexual abuse to how to write a court report.

Pre-service training is both in-person and online and utilizes the National CASA curriculum. The in-person portion of the training will be held in either the afternoon or the evening for approximately three hours each week over a span of seven consecutive weeks. The culmination of the pre-service training is the swearing-in ceremony with the Juvenile Court Judge Joseph Kirby.