CASA Training Dates

Applicants are required to complete 32 hours of initial training and 3 hours of court observations. Upon completion of training requirements and thorough background checks, volunteers are sworn in by the District Judge as a Court appointed special advocate – also known as Guardian at litem (GAL). 

2020 Advocate training Calendar:

Each trainee will need to attend ALL of the classes for the session (Winter/Spring/Summer/Fall) they select. Can’t make everyone of the classes in your session? Make-ups for 1 or 2 classes will be evaluated upon request.

2020 Advocate Training Calendar

January 2020 New Volunteer Training in CASA Office (Trainees must attend ALL sessions for each class)
Thurs Jan 9th @ 6Pm – 7:30pm – Orientation/Hand out books and give instructions
Mon Jan 13th @ 5:45pm – 9:00pm
Thurs Jan 16th @ 5:45pm – 9:00pm
Mon Jan 20th @ 5:45pm – 9:00pm
Thurs Jan 23rd @ 5:45pm – 9:00pm
Mon Jan 27th @ 5:45pm – 9:00pm
Thurs Jan 30th @ 5:45pm – 9:00pm
Sat Feb 1st @ 9:00am – 3:00pm

February 2020 NEW VOLUNTEER Training in CASA Office (Trainees must attend ALL sessions for each class)
Thurs Feb 13th @ 6Pm – 7:30pm – Orientation/Hand out books and give instructions
Mon Feb 17th  @ 5:45pm – 9:00pm
Thurs Feb 20th @ 5:45pm – 9:00pm
Mon Feb 24th @ 5:45pm – 9:00pm
Thurs Feb 27th @ 5:45pm – 9:00pm
Sat Feb 29th @ 9:00am – 3:00pm
Mon March 2nd @ 5:45pm – 9:00pm
Thurs March 5th @ 5:45pm – 9:00pm

Summer 2020 NEW VOLUNTEER Flex* New Volunteer Training* –
Trainees select EITHER day or evening and attend all sessions for that time period.
Tues June 2nd – 6pm – 8pm Orientation – get books and hear Judge Rotenberry
Thurs June 4th @ 9 – 12 OR 5:45pm – 5:45pm
Mon June 8th @ 9 – 12 OR 5:45pm – 5:45pm
Thurs June 11th @ 9 – 12 OR 5:45pm – 5:45pm
Mon June 15th @ 9 – 12 OR 5:45pm – 5:45pm
Thurs June 18th @ 9 – 12 OR 5:45pm – 5:45pm

*15 hours classroom training and 15 hours homework/online. Homework must be completed prior to attending the classroom portion.

Fall 2020  New Volunteer Training in CASA Office (Trainees must attend ALL sessions for each class)
Thurs Sept10th @ 6Pm – 7:30pm – Orientation/Hand out books and give instructions
Mon Sept 14th @ 5:45pm – 9:00pm
Thurs Sept 17th @ 5:45pm – 9:00pm
Mon Sept 21st @ 5:45pm – 9:00pm
Thurs Sept 24th @ 5:45pm – 9:00pm
Mon Sept 28th @ 5:45pm – 9:00pm
Thurs Oct 1st @ 5:45pm – 9:00pm
Sat Oct 3rd @ 9:00am – 3:00pm

All schedules and/or times are subject to change.
Please call office for more information and to confirm schedule.

For more information about new advocate trainings – contact Rebel Taylor at 325-677-6448 or rebeltaylor@bigcountrycasa.org