Every Child Has A Chance - It's YOU
What is a CASA Volunteer?

CASAs are trained community volunteers who are appointed by a district court judge to be the eyes and ears of the court and step into the courtroom on the children's behalf.  Volunteers have the ability to focus solely on one case at a time.  These dedicated volunteers follow a child or sibling group through the child welfare process and advocate for them at each interval, with no other vested interest other than what is in the best interest of that particular child.

Click here for Frequently Asked Questions.                         

Who are CASA Volunteers?
  • 60% of our CASA Volunteers work full-time.
  • The average hours donated on a case are 15-20 hours a month, with more hours usually donated at the beginning of the case while the CASA is learning facts about the case.  This averages out to about 5 hours a week. 
  • Our CASA Volunteers donated over 7,000 hours helping abused and neglected children in our community.
Am I able to be a CASA?

Requirements:

  • Be over 21 years of age
  • Attend a Volunteer Orientation: This one hour orientation will help you learn more about the ways you can help abused and neglected children and will provide an overview of the role of a CASA volunteer

             Upcoming Volunteer Orientation Dates:  

   Wednesday, July 12th at Noon

   Monday, July 24th at 5:30 PM

   Wednesday, August 9th at Noon

   Wednesday, August 16th at 5:30 PM

   Thursday, August 24th at 5:30 PM

   Thursday, September 28th at 5:30 PM

   Wednesday, October 11th at Noon

   Monday, October 16th at 5:30 PM

   Friday, November 3rd at Noon

   Monday, November 13th at 5:30 PM

   Wednesday, December 6th at Noon

   Thursday, December 14th at 5:30 PM

            RSVP to kmason@voicesforchildreninc.org or call 979.822.9700 for more information.

  • Be willing to make a commitment of 12-18 months- A case in the CPS system has the potential to last up to 12 months with the possibility of one 6 month extension.  The children in the CPS system can have several different caseworkers, therapists, schools, etc.  We want to provide them with one person who will remain with them until they a safe and permanent home. 
  • Submit an application and Consent to a criminal and CPS background check- Because of the nature of our organization, each CASA advocate must consent to these checks during the application process. Click here to print a copy of the CASA Volunteer application or Submit application online here.
  • Qualified applicants will be invited to attend and complete the 30 hour CASA classroom training. Our training program is designed to cover topics such as substance abuse, domestic violence, the child welfare system, the legal system, and other important topics to equip you with the knowledge you will need as an advocate for abused and neglected children. 
CASA Classroom Training Dates

Our 30 hour CASA training offers a workshop format where trainees attend all of the sessions in a 3-week period.  Our classroom training is offered three times a year.  Topics include the history of the CASA volunteer movement, domestic violence, substance abuse, mental illness, a CASA case study and court observation.  All aspects of being a CASA volunteer are discussed.

Fall 2017

Please note: Attendance to an orientation is required to become a CASA volunteer.

September 9th, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

September 11th, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

September 12th, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM 

September 18th, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

September 19th, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM 

September 23rd, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM 

September 25th, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

September 26th, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM 

October 2nd, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

October 3rd, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
 
 
 
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CASA of the Brazos Valley
115 N. Main
Bryan, TX 77803

Phone: (979) 822-9700
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