Requirements to become a CASA Advocate

 

Be 21 years of age

Have a valid driver's license and your own transportation

Undergo comprehensive background checks

Have no record of child abuse or violent crimes

Participate in an interview with staff

Provide references before beginning training

Complete 30 hours pre-service training

Commit to one year of service & 12 hours annual ongoing training

CASA-CAN is a local program serving children in Cascade County Montana.
CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates)is a nationwide network of 900+ community based programs. For more information on the local program call 406.454.6738.

 
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CASA-CAN is a local program serving children in Cascade County Montana. CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates)is a nationwide network of 900+ community based programs. For more information on the local program call 406.454.6738.

Accepting Applications Now for February 2018 Training

Here's What You'll Learn

 

During the comprehensive initial training you'll hear from community professionals, experienced guardians ad litem and program staff to cover topics that will assist you in your advocacy work. Here's the agenda in a nutshell:

- The role of the guardian ad litem
- Montana law as it pertains to youth in need of care
- Culture & Diversity
- Family dynamics & issues that children and families face
- Understanding & communicating with children
- Nuts & bolts. How to plan, record and report to the Court
- CASA-CAN policies and procedures
- Mock Trial will help you gain courtroom experience and a District Court Judge will swear 'graduates' in as Officers of the Court (Court Appointed Special Advocates.)

 
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