INFORMATION FOR VOLUNTEERS
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Current CASA Volunteers use a data management system called Optima to document their work on cases. Remember to document all case-related activities and log all time donated to CASA. Your timely documentation of time and activities allows staff to better monitor cases. Also, the CASA office uses donated volunteer hours as an in-kind match for our federal grant funding. Click here for FAKE OPTIMA used during training.
The National CASA association offers a list of books relating to the role of a CASA volunteer that can be used towards continuing education hours. If you have a book that you would like to apply towards hours that is not listed, reach out to a Volunteer Coordinator.
CASA Volunteers submit their reports to the Court in written form. CASA Volunteers are required to report on the child's wishes as well as recommendations related to the child's best interests. Be sure to turn your reports into the CASA office at least 10 days before your hearing. Click the graphic above to access the CASA report template. Call your supervisor with questions.
This handbook provides policies and procedures specific to the role of a Athens County Court Appointed Special Advocate/ Guardian Ad Litem. This handbook is meant to be a reference to be used with the training manual. It is subject to change at any time.
CASA to CASA In-Service Training
Our next In-Service Training is "Understanding Emotional Intelligence" with Dr. Andrew Pueschel on September 24, 2020 from 6-7pm via Zoom ("doors open" at 5:45pm).