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Training Information & Schedule

CASA Volunteer Training

  • New CASA Volunteer training consists of 24 hours of in-class training, 15 hours of self study, and 1 hour of court observation prior to case assignment.  
  • Volunteers may miss one class and schedule a make-up session with the Training Director. If more than one class is missed, volunteers will be required to register for a future training session.
  • Topics covered in training will include: introduction to Child Protective Services (CPS) and the court system, cultural competency, child advocacy, court reporting writing, understanding children and families, substance abuse, poverty, educational advocacy, mental health overview, judicial perspective, and a panel of Volunteer Advocates.

For questions, please contact Mary Jane Ritchey, Training Director, at or call (806) 763-2272.

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