The Hanover Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Program is now accepting applications for the next volunteer training scheduled to begin June 12, 2021. Training will be held weekly with two Saturday sessions.
The Hanover CASA program trains, recruits, and supervises volunteers to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children involved in the Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court process. CASA Volunteers come from all walks of life. They have a variety of professional, educational and ethnic backgrounds. No special experience is required to become a CASA Volunteer – just a desire to advocate for children in our community.
Potential volunteers have extensive preparation for their role through a 40-hour training program. CASA Volunteers are appointed by the juvenile court judge and spend an average of ten to fifteen hours a month working on a case. Support for all CASA Volunteers is offered by program staff, as well as thorough ongoing training.
The Hanover CASA Program serves the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Courts in both Hanover and Caroline Counties.
If interested in becoming a CASA Volunteer or in having us speak to your church, group or civic organization, contact Melanie Baker at 365-4296 or at [email protected]. Applications are being accepted until June 5, 2021.