CASA Volunteer Training

Pre-service Training

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.  

To participate in training, see How to Become a CASA Volunteer

Upcoming Pre-service Training Dates:

Will be held starting in September or October 2020 (it will take into account how/when we can meet due to COVID, with specifics to be finalized very soon)  

Following that, the next training will be held starting in March or April 2021.

In-service Training:

In compliance with National CASA Association standards, CASA volunteers are expected to complete 12 hours of in-service training annually.