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Grays Harbor Court Appointed Special Advocates
….exists to recruit, train, support and encourage court appointed
volunteers to advocate for abused and neglected children.
Training
Do I need to have any special skills or meet any requirements?
No special background or education is required to become a CASA volunteer. We encourage people
from all cultures and professions, and of all ethnic and educational backgrounds. Once accepted into
the program, you will receive all necessary training in courtroom procedures, social services, the juvenile
justice system and the special needs of abused and neglected children.
Requirements include:
Be 21 years old
Be willing to complete necessary background checks, provide references and participate in an
         interview
Complete a minimum of 30 hours of pre-service training
Be available for court appearances, with advance notice
          Be willing to commit to the CASA program until your first case is closed
How much time does it take to be a CASA volunteer?
All volunteers must complete a 30-hour pre-service training. Thecommitment to a case varies depending
upon the stage of the case. Volunteers sometimes say that there is a greater amount of work in the
beginning of the case, when they are conducting their initial research. On average, you can expect
to spend approximately 10 hoursmontha case.
Do I need to make a long-term commitment to the program?
You are asked to dedicateto a case until it is closed. The average case lasts about a year and a half.
Most CASA/GAL programs require that a volunteer commit to serve for at least one year.
Volunteer Application documents
Grays Harbor CASA
Shops on the River
11017 S Boone St #312
Aberdeen, WA 98520
360-612-3273
casa@ghcasa,org