Training begins in Fall 2023
Help a child in need.
Become a CASA Volunteer.
Volunteer. Become a CASA.
Our volunteers are Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs).
Court Appointed Special Advocates are assigned to a case by the court with the goal of advocating for the best interest of a child until they are in a safe and permanent home. CASAs get to know their children and families by visiting at least twice monthly. CASAs attend all hearings and meetings involving their children, writing comprehensive reports to the court.
CASAs are at least 21 years old.
CASAs show up when they say they will.
"Your house may change three times. Your school may change three times, but that same CASA volunteer shows up when they say they're going to show up and is there with you through the whole process." - Darcy Hubbard, Executive Director
CASAs have flexible schedules that can accommodate court hearings and child visitations.
CASAs are compassionate toward children and their families in times of trauma and stress.
CASAs work well under pressure and can effectively communicate in difficult situations.
CASAs are committed to the wellbeing of children for the duration of their case.
"CASAs can be invaluable to helping a judge make the best decision for the child. They are another arm of the court to make sure the child's wellbeing is addressed." - The Honorable Gayl Y. Branum Carr, Fairfax County Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court
Are you interested in becoming a CASA?
Before you apply, you must attend an information session. Each information session is virtual and provides an in-depth look into what is required of our advocates and CASA work. These are offered monthly, with more frequent sessions as we get close to each application deadline.
Register for an Upcoming Information Session
To register for an information session, simply click the date you're interested in.
From Information Session to Case: Step by Step
- Attend an information session to learn about this volunteer opportunity.
- Once you have attended an information session and feel like this is the right volunteer opportunity for you, complete an application.
- If approved, participate in a screening process and background check.
- After successfully completing the screening process, participate in classroom-based training.
- Once you complete training, you will be sworn in by a local judge and ready to take on your first case.
Our staff will provide ongoing support and assistance throughout your work on the case.
If you have any questions, please email email@example.com.