VOLUNTEER    ORIENTATION     TRAINING

VOLUNTEER
How Do I Get Started?

Below you will find what is needed to become a Court Appointed Special Advocate. Because the Eighth Judicial District Court CASA Program aka (CASA Las Vegas Program) must ensure the safety of children, the process for volunteering is extensive, very thorough and comprehensive.

Prospective Volunteer Checklist

The following steps are required to become a CASA volunteer in Clark County:

  1. Provide basic contact information to the CASA program – Contact Information Form
  2. RSVP for orientation (offered virtually/remotely after applicant submits contact information)
  3. Complete the online Volunteer Application –  Application Link
  4. Complete the Supplemental Information and Background Forms. These forms must be submitted to the CASA office by fax, email or in person, along with the applicants (valid) picture identification and social security card. Supplemental Information and Background Form Link
  5. Confirm fingerprinting appointment.  (CASA program staff will contact the applicant to set an appointment)
  6. Complete fingerprinting (There is no cost to the applicant for fingerprinting)
  7. Complete an Interview (offered virtually and in person) (45-60 minutes)
  8. Participate in training. The training schedule is conducted in five consecutive weeks/sessions. Each session contains approximately 3 hours of self-guided work that participants complete online and a 3-hour class (in person) where participants attend as a group. Training is currently being offered in person at the Clark County Government Center.
  9. Take CASA Oath of Office and get sworn in by a judge. (Currently offered in person, but may be offered virtually, but requires wifi access and ability to use video conferencing)
  10. Accept a case
  11. Pick up CASA badge
  12. Advocacy begins!

ORIENTATION
CASA Volunteer Orientation Locations

Due to the COVID-19 Outbreak, all CASA volunteer orientations are being offered virtually.

CASA volunteer orientations are offered four times per month, with the exception of November and December. The session will open 30 minutes prior to the start time to allow for issues and/or troubleshooting.  The meeting will last approximately one hour.  Once applicants complete the Contact Information Form or the CASA volunteer application,  the applicant will be provided with instructions on how to register for orientation.

Please see below for upcoming dates and times.

  • Friday, January 27, 2023 (12:00 pm – 1:00 pm)
  • Wednesday, February 1, 2023 (9:00 am – 10:00 am)
  • Friday, February 10, 2023 (12:00 pm – 1:00 pm)
  • Wednesday, February 15, 2023 (6:00 pm – 7:00 pm)
  • Friday, February 24, 2023 (12:00 pm – 1:00 pm)

TRAINING
CASA Volunteer Training Dates & Times

The CASA Program is excited to offer the National CASA Association’s 2017 Pre-Service Training Curriculum.   CASA trainings are offered four-six times a year: Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall.  Below is the training schedule and an overview of the materials that are covered in the training.

Please note that at this time, the local CASA program is delivering CASA volunteer training in person until further notice. 

2023 Training Schedule

Starts Thursday, February 2 2023, 6-9 pm 

At the Clark County Government Center

This training is scheduled for in person participation.  Please know there may be requirements to socially distance and wear a mask during training. All attendees must be registered through the CASA program to participate.

2023 Training Schedule

Starts Thursday, March 30 2023, 6-9 pm 

At the Clark County Government Center

This training is scheduled for in person participation.  Please know there may be requirements to socially distance and wear a mask during training. All attendees must be registered through the CASA program to participate.

2023 Training Schedule

Starts Wednesday, May 17 2023, 6-9 pm 

At the Clark County Government Center

This training is scheduled for in person participation.  Please know there may be requirements to socially distance and wear a mask during training. All attendees must be registered through the CASA program to participate.

CASA Training Overview

National CASA’s Flex Learning curriculum is a blended approach to training that combines in-person and online delivery of information over a 5-week period. The in-person portion of training occurs in five modules. Each module contains approximately 3 hours of self-guided work that participants complete online and a 3-hour in-person class where participants attend as a group. Your first online assignment will be sent to you prior to the first in-person class. The online sessions introduce the participants to the key elements for CASA volunteer’s work, allow interaction with others, explore new ideas, and obtain tools for effective child advocacy. The in-person sessions use case studies to introduce participants to a variety of dynamics including poverty, mental health issues, substance abuse, domestic violence, etc. By using this method, volunteers not only obtain experience with different types of cases but also in how to complete a thorough investigation. The facilitator is also able to ascertain volunteer readiness and competency over this 5-week period.

Ready to Take the Next Step? 

The CASA program is currently exploring other training options which are offered by National CASA Association. These include Flex Learning Curriculum and Independent Studies.  If you are ready to join this amazing program, please take the first step and fill out our Contact Information Form or you can also show up to one of the Orientations.