CASA Advocate Training Schedule 2020

Advocates are required to attend one 35-hour session, plus 3 court observations.

*Due to COVID-19, we are still holding trainings each month, to be determined at an as needed basis and all trainings will be held virtually in a Zoom Conference Call Environment. (Subject to change)

July/August 2020 Session

Monday, July 13th 5-8:30pm

Monday, July 20th 5-8:30pm

Monday, July 27th 5-8:30pm

Monday, August 3rd 5-8:30pm

Monday, August 10th 5-8:30pm

Session 1                                           Session 2   

August 17th         9am-1pm             August 17th         5pm-8:30pm

August 24th         9am-1pm             August 24th         5pm-8:30pm

August 31st         9am-1pm             August 31st         5pm-8:30pm

September 7th    9am-1pm             September 7th    5pm-8:30pm

September 14th 9am-1pm             September 14th 5pm-8:30pm

September/October 2020

September 22nd                9am-1pm

September 29th                9am-1pm

October 6th                        9am-1pm

October 13th                      9am-1pm

October 20th                      9am-1pm

**Assignments for the classes on Monday will be given on the previous Friday for use during the Monday Session**

**Applications for all sessions accepted on a rolling basis**

**This training schedule is subject to change and is for reference only.      **Applicants will be invited to attend a training session once all background checks and references are returned as favorable.

Please be aware you must complete an entire 35 hour training session and have all background checks returned favorable to be sworn in as an advocate. You must be at least 21 years of age and be able to pass and extensive reference, Child Protective Services, sex offender registry and criminal background checks before becoming a CASA volunteer. You may not be a current foster parent or be in the process of adopting a child from Child Protective Services. If an attorney, you may not concurrently be appointed to any cases involving Child Protective Services in El Paso County.

The pre-service training classes are a part of the screening process, and that acceptance to participate in training does not guarantee that you will be sworn in as a CASA volunteer or that you will be assigned a case.

The training is a combination of in-person and online on your own training for a total of 35 hours. All training classes will take place at our offices at 221 N. Kansas Street, Suite 1501.