Training Information

We couldn’t change lives for children without our wonderful volunteers!

The most significant way you can help a child is by becoming a Court Appointed Special Advocate.
CASA volunteers give a two-year commitment to investigate, examine and recommend to the Juvenile Court
the best option for a safe and permanent home for the children assigned to them.
This is one cause where the actions of a single person mean everything.
One volunteer, trained and empowered to ensure that every child can thrive in the safe embrace of a loving home.
One joy scatters a thousand griefs…
CASA of Jackson County (Court Appointed Special Advocates) gives children a voice when they most need it.
Abused and neglected children can easily slip between the cracks of an overburdened child welfare
and legal system. CASA volunteers are well trained and supported by our program –
their charge is to ensure the children they represent are not forgotten, have their needs fully met,
remain safe and ultimately come to live in stable, loving and secure homes.
199 CASA volunteers successfully advocated for 473 children in 2022. There are close to 200 children on our waiting list.
Give a Child Hope for the Future!
Be the person who answers the phone when a child calls 
Advocate for a tutor to help a child in math. Speak out when a child is afraid to go to school because of bullying.  Ensure that a child receives a comprehensive medical assessment.  Help a child get off of unnecessary and harmful medication.  Assist in increasing visits for a child who needs to see his dad.  Advocate for a special needs child to receive occupational and physical therapy. Tell the Judge that a child should not have to change schools.
Cheerlead for a mom who is doing great so a child can go home to her.
Become a CASA Volunteer
Attend an orientation (required prior to training).
Offered every Thursday at 12:00pm

“The training was fantastic. All of the staff and speakers seemed incredibly informed.”

“CASA has a first rate training program; class was well delivered, fun, and interesting.”

“Excellent training; I am ready to go forward and make a positive difference in the lives of children.”