REQUIREMENTS OF THE CASA VOLUNTEER

  1. Must be 21 years of age.
  2. Must be willing to make a TWO YEAR commitment to the CASA Program.
  3. Must not be an employee of the Department of Family Services.
  4. Must be free of a felony conviction or pending charges for felony or misdemeanor involving a sex offense,
    child abuse or neglect, or related acts that would pose risks to children or to the CASA program’s credibility.
  5. Must be free of any domestic violence and/or child-related civil or criminal offenses.
  6. Must be free from conviction of DWI or DUI (Driving While Intoxicated or Driving Under the Influence) within
    the previous five years.
  7. Must disclose any Family Court involvement within the past two years.
  8. Must submit a completed application.
  9. Must provide a copy of a valid driver’s license, Social Security number and a 3-year DMV printout.
  10. Must provide proof of vehicle insurance with personal bodily injury limits of at least $100,000 per individual
    and $300,000 per accident if volunteer intends to transport children.
  11. Must complete a “Statement of Intent to Transport Children” form.
  12. Must submit to extensive criminal background checks to include, but not limited to, national, state and local
    clearances, as required by the Eighth Judicial District Court.
  13. Must submit to Child Abuse and Neglect Screening (CANS) for all states of residence in the last SEVEN years,
    as required by the National CASA Association.
  14. Must submit to FBI fingerprinting clearances.
  15. Must submit names of three personal or professional references, one must be LOCAL. Do not include
    relatives as a reference.
  16. Must participate in a personal interview before a panel.
  17. Must participate in training which is conducted in three or five consecutive weeks/sessions. The total initial
    training is approximately 30 hours (15 hours in person, 15 online hours completing assignments).
  18. Must take the CASA Oath of Office.
  19. Must review and accept his/her assigned case.
  20. Must perform advocacy duties as directed.
  21. Must participate in an annual evaluation and ensure that the Clark County CASA Program has a current
    driver’s license, proof of vehicle insurance and DMV printout.
  22. Must participate in ongoing in-service training (minimum of 12 hours per calendar year) to enhance
    advocacy skills.