Become a CASA
Court Appointed Special Advocate-CASA volunteer is a community citizen who has been trained and sworn in by a Judge
to advocate for the best interest of children who have been abused and neglected and are dependent wards of the state.
By visiting the child, interviewing those involved in the child's life, and working with the case workers,
CASA volunteers strive to see each child placed in a safe and loving home as quickly as possible.
By gathering information regarding the child's circumstances, attending court proceedings, and writing court reports,
the CASA volunteer is able to make recommendations to ensure the child’s medical and dental, educational and emotional needs
are a top priority. In addition, CASA volunteers represent the child's wishes, giving the child a voice in court, and thus in their future.
The CASA volunteer is a person the child can count on and is often only consistent person in the child’s life during their time in foster care.
ORIENTATIONS & TRAINING SCHEDULES
21 yrs of age or older
Passion for children in the community
Pass criminal background checks
Good written and verbal communication skills
Ability to complete and maintain training
Available to attend court hearings
Ability to commit to the program for at least 2 years;
preferably until assigned case is closed
Download an application here:
CASA of Polk County, Inc.
580 Main St. Suite D
Dallas, OR 97338
Every Child Has a Chance.... IT'S YOU!
The mission of CASA of Polk County is to recruit, train, guide & support volunteers appointed by Polk County judges to represent the best interest of abused & neglected children in the judicial dependency system.
A CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) advocates for the child's best interest by providing support and guidance through the court system to make sure their basic rights and essential needs are being met. Each child deserves to be treated with respect, have a safe permanent home, and the opportunity to thrive!
CASA of Polk County, Inc. is a member of National CASA/GAL Association And Oregon CASA Network
2022 CASA Training Orientations
February 25th, 2022 and August 26th, 2022
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Polk County Courthouse
850 Main St
Dallas, Oregon 97338
2022 CASA Training's
March 11th, 2022 and September 9th, 2022
Every Friday for 10 weeks
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Dallas Civic Center
945 SW Jefferson Street in Dallas
The Civic Center is located on the lower floor of City Hall, with access from the Jefferson Street side.