Location: 6811 Kenilworth Avenue Riverdale, MD
Apply today to be considered for Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)/Prince George’s County’s Summer Training session beginning July 9th, 2018. Apply at www.pgcasa.org/become-a-volunteer or visit www.pgcasa.org for more information!
Location – 6811 Kenilworth Avenue, Riverdale, MD 20737
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.
Training dates are:
Monday July 9th- Chapter 1
Thursday July 12- Chapter 2
Monday July 16- Chapter 3
Thursday July 19- Chapter 4
Monday July 23
Courtroom observation (no training) TENTATIVE
Wednesday July 25
Courtroom observation (no training) TENATIVE
Monday July 30- Chapter 5
Thursday August 2- Chapter 6
Monday August 6- Chapter 7
Thursday August 9- Chapter 8
Monday August 20- Fostering Futures **
Thursday August 23- Fostering Futures **
**Volunteers who are assigned to youth 14 and older are required to take the Fostering Futures Training.
80% of our volunteers will be assigned to teenagers.
Sessions are from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm each night
A Light Dinner will be served at each session.
CASA’s Office Building, 1st Floor, “Jemal’s Calvert Building”
6811 Kenilworth Avenue
Riverdale, MD 20737
Trainees will select one day to attend.
Court hours: 8:45 am – 4:00 pm
Tentative Dates: Monday, July 23rd and Wednesday July 25th
Prince George’s County Circuit Court, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
For additional information, visit www.pgcasa.org or call: 301-209-0491
In order to be invited to Fall Training, all applicants must successfully complete our phone and face to face interview. Please submit your Volunteer Application by Friday, June 15, 2018 to begin the screening process. If you need an application, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website: http://pgcasa.org.
Once invited to training, volunteers must attend all training dates and one day of Court room observation to successfully complete Pre-Service Training. Attendance to training and courtroom observation is part of the CASA screening process.