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. 

 

QUALIFICATIONS
  • At least 21 yrs of age

  • 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

ORIENTATION & TRAINING SCHEDULE

2020 CASA Training Orientations

February 28th, 2020 and August 28th, 2020

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Polk County Courthouse

850 Main St

Dallas, Oregon 97338

2020 CASA Training's

March 13th, 2020 and September 11th, 2020

Every Friday for 10 weeks

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location: Academy Building

APPLICATION

 

      CASA of Polk County, Inc.
      580 Main St. Suite D

      Dallas, OR 97338

  • Download an application here:

Volunteer and Change a Child's Story.

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! 

Member of National CASA/GAL Association

And

Oregon CASA Network

CASA of Polk County, Inc. 

580 Main Street Ste D

Dallas, Oregon 97338

Ph: 503.623.8473

www.casaofpolk.com

​Find us: 

CASA of Polk County

580 Main Street. Suite D

Dallas, OR 97338

​​Call us:

(503) 623-8473