WHAT DOES A CASA DO?
Becoming a CASA is no small commitment. Yet CASAs are one of our most valuable resources. A resource we invest in heavily. Before making the commitment, discover what it takes to be a successful CASA in Polk County.
A typical CASA volunteers 12 hours per month on 1 to 2 cases.
BACKGROUND CHECKS & AGE
All CASA volunteers must be 21 years of age and able to pass a criminal background check prior to maintaining a caseload.
CASAs complete an 8-week training period. Classes for the training occur once a week.
Successful CASAs should plan to commit to at least two years, preferably until their assigned cases have closed.
FIND A CASA PARTNER
CASA volunteers are encouraged to work in pairs. Consider asking a friend, spouse, or family member to join you.
PARTY TO THE CASE
CASAs are “party to the case.” They receive confidential information regarding the child’s case and are held to the same confidentiality standards as others in the case, such as lawyers and social workers.