Time: 6pm to 9pm, Mondays and Thursdays
Apply today to be considered for Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)/Prince George’s County’s Spring Training session beginning April 9th, 2018. Location, TBA! Apply at www.pgcasa.org/become-a-volunteer or visit www.pgcasa.org for more information!
CASA is a volunteer-based organization that partners with the juvenile court to improve the lives of abused and neglected children living in foster care. CASA, Prince George’s County trains and supervises volunteers from the community who advocate for the best interest of children, recognizing and respecting each child’s individual needs. Our volunteers are both advocates, with the right to speak for the child’s best interest in court, and mentors, who guide their CASA youth through the system and problems they may be facing.
In about 12 hours per month, CASA volunteers spend time with a child in foster care and advocate for his or her proper care and placement in a safe, permanent home. To prepare our volunteers for their role, 37 hours of training is provided. The training contains a total of 8 required classes and one day of Courtroom Observation (8:30 am – 4:00 pm) which will be offered during the training cycle. A light dinner will be served at each training. Once you complete training, you personally decide on the dates and times you spend meeting with your child and working on their behalf.
Pre-Service Evening Training
Monday April 9th – Chapter 1
Thursday April 12th – Chapter 2
Monday April 16th – Chapter 3
NO Class Thursday April 19th
Monday April 23rd – Chapter 4
Thursday April 26th – Chapter 5
Monday April 30th – Chapter 6
Thursday May 3rd – Chapter 7
Monday May 7th – Chapter 8
*Each class runs from 6 to 9pm.
*A light dinner is served with each class.
*Two additional training nights for CASA volunteers assigned to youth 14 or older! Dates TBA.