How much time does it require?

All CASA volunteers go through an initial 30-hour comprehensive training series. Upon the completion of the training and being sworn in as an officer of the court, the CASA is appointed to a case, and assigned a Volunteer Coordinator who will support their advocacy work.

Although each case is different, a CASA volunteer usually spends about 10 hours doing research and conducting interviews prior to the first court appearance. More complicated cases take longer. Once initiated into the system, volunteers work on their cases about 10-15 hours per month. Complex cases may require more time.

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1. What is a CASA volunteer?
2. What are the CASA's responsibilities?
3. How does a CASA volunteer investigate a case?
4. How does a CASA volunteer differ from a Department of Child Services Family Case Manager?
5. How does the role of a CASA volunteer differ from an attorney?
6. Is there a "typical" CASA volunteer?
7. Do lawyers and judges support CASA?
8. Does the federal government support CASA?
9. How effective have CASA programs been?
10. How much time does it require?
11. How long does a CASA volunteer remain involved with a case?
12. Are there other agencies or groups that provide the same service?
13. What children are assigned CASA volunteers?
14. What is the role of the National CASA Association?
15. How is CASA funded?
16. Does National CASA have a website?
17. How do I contact the local CASA Office?