Dear Interested Volunteer,

Thank you for expressing an interest in becoming a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA). Please complete the online application by clicking the "Continue" button at the bottom of this page.

All of our CASA volunteers go through a screening process. Therefore, we want you to know that any information found may affect your acceptance into the CASA program. The initial screening process begins with the standard application form, which must be thoroughly completed. The next step is an informal interview. This is followed by a check of your personal references in addition to a criminal records check, a Child/Adult Abuse Registry check, and a DMV check. The interview will give us an opportunity to meet in person and answer any questions you may have about the program. We will continue the screening process throughout the training classes. All information that is received throughout the screening process will be kept completely confidential and only used for CASA program purposes.

Once we receive your application form, we will call you and set up an interview. Because we cover so much information in training, we can only allow our trainees to miss one training class. If you know you will need to miss more than one class, or if you miss more than one class, we will ask that you attend the next training session or request a make-up session with staff; we hold 2 training sessions per year (one in the spring, one in the fall). New CASA training consists of 5 classroom sessions held one evening a week usually from 6p-9p for a total of 15 hours. There will also be an additional 15 hours of training completed on-line from home for a total of 30 hours

We look forward to hearing from you and appreciate your interest in advocating for the abused and neglected children of Sarpy County. If you have any questions, please give us a call (402-593-2259).