Each CASA volunteer must complete a comprehensive training program. We offer several training sessions throughout the year to accommodate our volunteers.
Most training occurs in our Worcester offices at 100 Grove Street. However, we occasionally offer training sessions at alternate sites near the juvenile courts we service in Leominster, Fitchburg, Milford, and Dudley.
Training is conducted by The CASA Project staff and covers the following topics:
- the Roles and Responsibilities of CASA
- the Court System
- the Department of Children and Families
- case building
- report writing
- understanding the children we serve
In addition, veteran volunteers participate in a CASA panel, answering questions and describing actual case experiences.
Each volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocate/Guardian ad litem (CASA/GAL) is assigned a Case Supervisor who provides assistance and guidance throughout the life of the case.
All administrative assistance is provided by the CASA office.