The CASA Model
How are volunteers prepared?
- CASA/GAL volunteers are regular people, from all walks of life, who have been rigorously screened and trained extensively by their local program.
- Each volunteer receives more than 30 hours of training before they work with a child, with an additional 12 hours of continued education required annually.
- Volunteers receive ongoing support to help them advocate effectively on a child’s behalf.
- Each year, CASA/GAL programs train more than 24,000 new community advocates.