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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:

Summer 2015 training session:
Classes Begin June 10, 2015
Wednesdays 5:30 to 8:45pm (7 weeks)
Apply by May 18, 2015

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

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