Training of CASA Volunteers

CASA of San Benito County hosts Volunteer Training Sessions in the Spring and Fall of each year. Once your application has been received, and interview held, you will be invited to join the next available training session. All materials and handouts will be provided to you.

Training is not pass or fail, rather, it is designed to provide skills, tools, and information needed to best serve the children. Participation in the comprehensive 36-hour training curriculum is mandatory, and missed classes will need to be made up prior to being assigned to a child. For detailed information on the training curriculum and the subjects covered, please click here.

Upon successful completion of training, advocates will observe an afternoon of Juvenile Court Proceedings, followed by a swearing-in ceremony.

CASA of San Benito County adheres to the National CASA training model for the initial training of Court Appointed Special Advocates. In addition we include information specific to laws and trends in California and our local court rules. We provide continuing case supervision and offer monthly educational forums, exclusively designed to address the concerns and needs of our CASAs.

The tragedy of abuse is a reality in our community. Abused and neglected children are everyone’s responsibility.