How to become a CASA!

1.  Attend an Information Session

  • sessions are informal, last no more than one hour
  • Find & register for an online Zoom information session at our Events Calendar:, or call 831-222-3907
  • provide basic understanding of what CASA’s do in supporting foster children
  • review basic requirements and compliance issues
  • opportunity for you to bring up any CASA-related questions or concern

2.  Turn in an application

  • complete an application (see forms listed in sidebar)
  • provide three non-related references who you’ve known for at least two years
3.  Pre-training Interview
  • conducted by two CASA staff members, online or in person
  • personal questions are presented regarding various potentially sensitive issues
  • full disclosure is required at this portion of the screening process
  • another great opportunity for you to ask questions and/or address concerns

4.  Training session prerequisites

  • confirmation of dates for the training provided
  • required documents requested:  copy of driver’s license, Social Security card, and current auto insurance declaration page
  • enrollment in DMV Pull program processed
  • acceptance into program is contingent on security screenings, which include
    • DOJ
    • FBI
    • CACI
    • Social Security verification
    • National Sex Offender Registry verification

5.  Training session

  • you are responsible for attending all training classes
  • if you must miss a class due to illness or an emergency, make up classes must be scheduled and completed