The Cumberland County CASA Program requires all potential volunteers to complete 40-50 hours of pre-service training conducted by the CASA staff and various professionals in the community. The training, which uses materials from the National CASA Association, addresses topics such as Children and Youth Services and the legal system, cultural diversity, child development, confidentiality and ethics, the role of the CASA volunteer, and community and social service resources. Prospective volunteers are also required to attend at least 1 dependency hearing as part of their training.
Pre-service Training for new CASA volunteers is held in Carlisle two times each year or as needed.
The next round of training for new CASA volunteers will be held in the fall of 2021, with exact dates/times to still be determined based on the availability of those who apply. Contact us for more information about joining, even if training has already started!
Another training will be held in the Spring of 2022, with exact dates/times to be determined closer to that time.
In compliance with National CASA Association standards, CASA volunteers are expected to complete 12 hours of in-service training annually.