Volunteer Orientations & Trainings


CASA Orientation Lunch & Learns

Join us for any of our 2014 CASA Orientations. You can learn more about Child Advocates and being a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) volunteer. Orientations are held at Child Advocates’ office from 11:30AM-12:30PM. Lunch is provided. Please RSVP to dionne@childadvocates.net

2014 Orientation Dates

January 7 July 8
February 5 August 5
March 4 September 3
April 8 October 7
May 7 November 5
June 3 December 9








CASA Volunteer Training

All training’s are held at the Child Advocates office located at 8200 Haverstick Road, Suite 240, Indianapolis, IN 46240.

Before you can sign up for a training, you must first submit a volunteer application.

Potential Volunteers….

  • Must be at least 21 years old and a high school graduate
  • Must successfully complete and pass the screening requirements of Child Advocates which include a criminal history check, CPS (Child Protective Services) check and Sex Offender check.
  • Cannot be a licensed foster parent with Marion County wards in your home.
  • Cannot be employed at an agency that holds a service provider contract with the Marion County Department of Child Services (DCS)


Winter I

1/6/15 Tuesday CASA Roles & Responsibilities / DCS Overview 9:30am-3:00pm
1/8/15 Thursday The Legal Process / Abuse & Neglect 9:30am-3:00pm
1/13/15 Tuesday Report Writing & Interviewing / Cultural Sensitivity 9:30am-3:00pm
1/15/15 Thursday Families in Crisis / Optima 9:30am-3:00pm
1/20/15 Tuesday Graduation / Volunteer Panel 10:00am-12:00pm


Winter II

1/26/15 Monday CASA Roles and Responsibilities/ DCS Overview 5:30pm-8:30pm
1/28/15 Wednesday The Legal Process 5:30pm-8:30pm
2/2/15 Monday Abuse and Neglect 5:30pm-8:30pm
2/4/15 Wednesday Court Report Writing & Interviewing 5:30pm-8:30pm
2/9/15 Monday Cultural Sensitivity 5:30pm-8:30pm
2/11/15 Wednesday Families in Crisis/Optima 5:30pm-8:30pm
2/18/15 Wednesday Graduation/ Volunteer Panel 5:30pm-8:30pm



Spring I

3/7/15 Saturday CASA Roles & Responsibilities / DCS Overview / The Legal Process 9:30am-4:30pm
3/14/15 Saturday Abuse & Neglect / Report Writing & Interviewing 9:30am-4:30pm
3/28/15 Saturday Cultural Sensitivity / Families in Crisis / Optima 9:30am-4:30pm
3/31/15 Tuesday Volunteer Panel / Graduation 5:30pm-8:30pm


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