Become an Advocate

Volunteer Advocates speak up for children.

Henrico CASA trains volunteers to help our county's most vulnerable children thrive in safe, loving homes. These volunteers are called Court Appointed Special Advocates, aka CASAs, because they are appointed by judges serving in the Henrico County Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court to speak up for the best interests of children experiencing possible abuse and/or neglect. CASAs build a relationship with the child, gather information, and collaborate with professionals in order to make a recommendation to the court.

Without an advocate, hundreds of abused and neglected children would not have a strong voice in their corner. Will you join us in our mission to ensure every abused child has a voice?

Volunteers come from all walks of life and a variety of educational and professional backgrounds. No experience is required.

If you would like to become a CASA, please fill out the volunteer application below. Applicants are also required to (1) participate in a virtual information session (links to register below), (2) complete an interview, and (3) undergo fingerprinting, criminal, and child abuse registry checks.

Meet Volunteer Advocates.

Our next information session is in January 2023.

REGISTER: January 5 @ 7pm

 

Click below to learn more about the advocate role and training:

Winter Training 2023 (40 hours)

Spring Training 2023 (40 hours)

Volunteer Advocate Description

Henrico CASA: Volunteer Advocate Application