Volunteers are expected to complete their training (an average of 30 hours) and to complete an assigned case. State law indicates resolution should occur within one year, but cases typically last longer than that.
Each volunteer will typically take one case (one family), but could possibly take on another case. Hearings and case planning meetings typically occur during the “work day.”
Typically, there is a lot of activity at the beginning of the case as the volunteer meets with multiple people involved in the case. As the case plan is developed, volunteer activity will vary according to the meetings or hearings scheduled. It is not the amount of time spent each week, but the need to stay focused over the length of the case.
CASA volunteers are requested to meet with their CASA child at least once every 30 days. Volunteers are asked to stay with the case until it is over. This helps provide consistency and follow-through for the child.
CASA volunteers are also encouraged to complete 12 hours of additional training each year.