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:

  • Sign up to attend orientation (virtually) below
  • Complete the online Volunteer Application –  Application Link
  • Confirm fingerprinting appointment.  (CASA program staff will contact the applicant to set an appointment)
  • Complete fingerprinting (There is no cost to the applicant for fingerprinting)
  • Complete an Interview. (Offered virtually and in person) (45-60 minutes)
  • If you intend to transport children in your role as a CASA volunteer, you will also need: a three year DMV driving record (www.dmv.nv.gov)* and your Insurance Declaration Page, reflecting the required limits of $100,000 per individual/$300,000 per accident.
  • Participate in training which is conducted in three or 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
  • Take CASA Oath of Office and get sworn in by a judge
  • Accept a case
  • Pick up CASA badge
  • Advocacy begins!

CASA Volunteer Orientation Locations

All CASA volunteer orientations are being offered virtually.

The orientation session provides insight about the role and responsibilities of a CASA volunteer, requirements, application process, training, next steps and Q&A.  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.