Guardian ad Litem

A CASA Volunteer is a trained and committed adult who is appointed by a judge to serve on cases of child abuse, neglect, and/or dependency. CASA/GALs thoroughly research a child’s case and advocate on behalf of their best interests in court.

 

A CASA Volunteer:

  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Must successfully pass a screening process and background check
  • Receives 35 hours of initial training
  • Must attend 12 hours of in-service training each year
  • Serves an average of 5-10 hours per month
  • Serves on at least one case per year
  • Conducts an independent investigation on behalf of each child involved in the case
  • Consults with CASA staff attorneys regarding each case
  • Submits contact logs, monthly updates, and court reports to the CASA office
  • Attends all pertinent hearings, reviews, or meetings for each case
  • Makes a two-year volunteer commitment

Become a Volunteer



Please register with our volunteer application by clicking the button below.

Click to Apply

QUESTIONS?

Please email Beverly Robinson at brobinson@casacolumbus.org.