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CASA of Central Virginia offers comprehensive training for potential volunteers:

The following topics are covered in a blended classroom and online format:

  • Understanding Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Principles and Concepts that Guide CASA Volunteer Work
  • The Development of Child Abuse and Neglect Laws
  • Introduction of Child Protective Services and the Court Process
  • Roles in the Juvenile Court Case
  • Culture, Diversity, and Personal Values
  • Understanding the Needs of Children
  • Understanding Family Strengths and Culture
  • How stress, Domestic Violence, substance abuse, mental illness and poverty impact families.
  • Writing a Court Report
  • Two Court Observations

Upon completion of the CASA pre-service training, each volunteer is required to complete 12 hours of continuing education/in-service training each year.

For more information, call CASA of Central VA: 434/485-7260 e-mail:

Winter 2016 training session:
Classes: February 11 to March 24, 2016
Thursdays 5:30 to 8:45pm
Apply by January 18

Allan B. Pearson Regional Cancer Center
1701 Thomson Drive
Lynchburg VA 24501
First Floor Conference Room

Combined Classroom and Web-Based Curriculum
All volunteer advocates receive at least 35 hours of training based on National CASA's Volunteer Training Curriculum. This blended instruction combines 3 to 5 hours a week of self-guided course work completed online with 3 hours of classroom instruction over 7 weeks, including presentations by social services, attorney or other judicial representatives, and observation at 2 current case court proceedings.
Special Thanks to the following for providing meals for our volunteers!
FoodLion McDonalds ZoesKitchen MarketOnMain Dominos2 FarmBasket Skybox JerseyMikes MeriwetherGodsey Chipotle2 SamsClub HotCold LaCarreta WaterStone LedoPizza OliveGarden Kroger Chick-Fil-A Fresh-Market RA ChoiceHibachi

Contact the CASA Administrative Office at 434/485-7260 for more information.

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