2022 Fall New CASA/GAL Pre-Service Training

11/03/2022 08:00 AM - 11/04/2022 05:30 PM ET


All training sessions will be held in person. We will take the safety precautions for COVID-19; maintain 6 feet of distance between each attendee, staff, and training presenters, wear masks during each session and disinfect surfaces touched. Volunteers must complete the entire training session. After the independent study materials have been turned-in, and the training is complete, volunteers will be sworn in by the Cuyahoga County Municipal Court - Juvenile Division magistrate or judge.

Remote training options will be considered closer to the actual training date.


Our 30-hour pre-service training will equip you with the solid base of knowledge you need to powerfully and compassionately advocate for a child that has been abused or neglected. In addition to gaining an understanding of the child protection system and the CASA volunteer role, you will also learn about trauma and resilience, efforts at improving our systems, cultural competence, and much more. Prior to registering to complete the New CASA Pre-Service Training, you must complete and submit a CASA Application, completed a thorough interview, pass background and screening, and submitted the pre-work materials. If you have any questions about the CASA Program or becoming a CASA volunteer, please email Hannah Wiltshire, CASA Program Director, hwiltshire@cfadvocates.org.

If you are registering for the New Guardian ad Litem (GAL) Training, please make sure you have successfully received your Ohio Attorney Registration Number. This training has been submitted to the Supreme Court of Ohio on Continuing Legal Education for 15.0 hours of instruction, including 4.5 hours of attorney conduct.