CASA 8 WEEK
FRIDAY JANUARY 26TH - FRIDAY MARCH 15TH
Polk County Courthouse | 850 Main Street, Dallas, OR 97338
Every Friday from 4 - 7 PM
ADVOCATE FOR OUR MOST VULNERABLE CHILDREN
CASA of Polk County, Inc. is getting ready to start a new winter training class on Friday, January 26th, 2024. We are offering a free 8-week training to give you the tools you will need to become a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate). The mission of CASA Polk County, Inc. is to recruit, train, guide, and support volunteers appointed by Polk County judges to represent the best interest of abused and neglected children in the judicial dependency system.
ALL TRAINING AND MATERIALS ARE FREE.
WHAT DO CASA VOLUNTEERS DO?
Our volunteers listen first. Then they act.
Volunteers get to know the child by talking with everyone in that child's life: parents and relatives, foster parents, teachers, medical professionals, attorneys, social workers and others.
They use the information they gather to help judges and others understand what the child needs and to help the child find a safe, permanent and nurturing home.
WHO CAN BE A CASA VOLUNTEER?
You do not have to be a lawyer or a social worker to be a volunteer. We welcome people from all walks of life.
We welcome people from all walks of life. Together we can Change a Child’s Story™.
As an advocate, you will be thoroughly trained and well-supported by professional staff, who will help you through each case.
ARE YOU INTERESTED?
If interested please attend our Introduction to CASA Training Orientation Tuesday, January 9 at 5pm at the Polk County Courthouse in Dallas OR. This is a forum to ask questions to help you make an informed decision about becoming a CASA volunteer.
If you are interested in becoming a CASA and you want to advocate for children in Polk County, please contact us at (503)623-8473 or Amber.Calef@casaofpolk.com.