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.

September/October 2020 Session

Session 1                                           Session 2

September 21st 8:30am-12pm         September 21st 5pm-8:30pm

September 28th 8:30am-12pm         September 28th 5pm-8:30pm

October 5th 8:30am-12pm                October 5th 5pm-8:30pm

October 13th 8:30am-12pm              October 13th 5pm-8:30pm

October 19th 8:30am-12pm              October 19th 5pm-8:30pm

October/ November 2020 Session

Session 1                                            Session 2

October 26th 8:30am-12pm               October 26th 5pm-8:30pm

November 2nd 8:30am-12pm            November 2nd 5pm-8:30pm

November 9th 8:30am-12pm             November 9th 5pm-8:30pm

November 16th 8:30am-12pm           November 16th 5pm-8:30pm

November 23rd 8:30am-12pm           November 23rd 5pm-8:30pm

 

**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 an 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. You will need to attend all training classes during the same month.