Volunteer Orientations & Trainings



Come join us at one of our upcoming events to learn more about representing the voice of abused and neglected children in court, and what it means to become a CASA volunteers. If Saturday morning works best for you, join us for Coffee with CASA. If a weekday noon hour works well, join us for a Lunch & Learn. If you’d rather come in and talk with us personally, please contact Dionne Jones, dionne@childadvocates.net , to set up an interview.


2015 Winter/Spring Orientation Dates

Please RSVP to Dionne@childadvocates.net. Orientation events will be held at our Child Advocates office (8200 Haverstick Rd, Ste 250, Indianapolis 46240).

Saturday January 10 Coffee with CASA 9:30am – 10:30am
Tuesday February 3 Lunch & Learn 11:30am – 12:30pm
Saturday February 7 Coffee with CASA 9:30am – 10:30am
Tuesday March 3 Lunch & Learn 11:30am – 12:30pm
Saturday March 7 Coffee with CASA 9:30am – 10:30am
Saturday March 28 Coffee with CASA 9:30am-10:30am
Tuesday April 7 Lunch & Learn 11:30am-12:30pm
Wednesday May 6 Lunch & Learn 11:30am – 12:30pm
Saturday May 9 Coffee with CASA 9:30am – 10:30am

*Additional event dates may be added as they are determined



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)


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


Spring II

4/14/15 Tuesday CASA Roles & Responsibilities/ DCS Overview 9:30am-3:00pm
4/17/15 Friday The Legal Process/ Abuse & Neglect 9:30am-3:00pm
4/21/15 Tuesday Court Report Writing & Interviewing/Cultural Sensativity 9:30am-3:00pm
4/23/15 Thursday Families in Crisis/ Optima 9:30am-3:00pm
4/28/15 Tuesday Graduation/ Volunteer Panel 10:00am-12:00pm


Summer I

5/5/15 Tuesday CASA Roles and Responsibilities 5:30pm-8:30pm
5/7/15 Thursday The Legal Process/ DCS Overview 5:30pm-8:30pm
5/14/15 Thursday Abuse and Neglect 5:30pm-8:30pm
5/19/15 Tuesday Court Report Writing & Interviewing 5:30pm-8:30pm
5/21/15 Thursday Cultural Sensitivity 5:30pm-8:30pm
5/26/15 Tuesday Families in Crisis 5:30pm-8:30pm
5/28/15 Thursday Graduation/ Volunteer Panel/Optima 5:30pm-8:30pm


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