How to become a CASA!

1.  Attend an Information Session

  • Info sessions are informal, last no more than one hour.
  • Find & register for an online Zoom information session at our Events Calendar: casaofmonterey.org/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 concerns.

2.  Apply!

  • Complete an application (see forms listed in sidebar or request by email at [email protected]).
  • 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.